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Urijah Faber: “Our Sport Is Getting Tougher”

Urijah Faber feels he’s continuing to improve after almost 10 years in the sport. As Faber gets older, he knows the competition is getting better.

“It’s true that our sport is getting tougher and tougher,” said Faber at the UFC 157 post-fight press conference. “You’ve got these young kids that are growing up and eating and breathing everything MMA. “It’s great to see the new generation come in.”

If the competition is getting tougher, Faber didn’t show that at UFC 157. He took a rear-naked choke over veteran Ivan Menjivar on the last pay-per-view in the first round.

Faber currently holds a 27-6 record. The former WEC featherweight champion has suffered all but one of his losses when gold was on the line. Since 2010 he has lost to current champions José Aldo, Dominick Cruz and Renan Barão. Before that, he lost to Mike Brown on two occasions.

Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen headlines The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on April 13 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV.