Urijah Faber appeared on a recent edition of “UFC Tonight” to discuss his retirement bout at UFC on FOX 22 this Saturday night.
Faber meets Brad Pickett.
Urijah Faber on what he thinks of Brad Picket: “He’s a championship-level fighter. He has more submissions than has knockouts, but always goes for the kill. The difference is he’s a tit-for-tat guy. He’ll give a punch to take a punch. I’m a little less inclined to do that. I think speed will be an advantage for me, but you never know.”
Faber on his final training camp: “I’d like to say it’s been the same, but it’s different without the bigger picture in the horizon. I’m usually trying to jockey for a super-fight or title fight in the future. This one is just about making sure I get to this fight healthy and to feel strong, let everything hang out.”
Faber on his involvement with Team Alpha Male after his retirement: “I’ll be super hands’ on, as a coach helping out, as a mentor for the next generation, helping build the brand and recruiting. We always had guys coming to us, but we’ll go find some people, too. I’ll be in there daily, hopefully not getting punched by Cody daily.”
Faber on if this is really his retirement: “I’m pretty content with what I’ve done. I wouldn’t rule out anything. But I’m planning on phasing it out and focusing on other things. I know it’ll be tempting. My focus is to hang it up.”