Urijah Faber might have hit it on the nose when he called his spot in the sport “weird.” Since April of 2010, he’s 5-3. Those three losses are against current or former champions in the bantamweight and featherweight division.
“I’m in a weird spot in the sport being one of the biggest names in the lighter weight division, but not having a bunch of guys with big names to fight,” said Faber to The New York Post. “It’s kind of a weird predicament. I want to do the ones that count, the ones that people care about.”
Featherweight champion Jose Aldo beat Faber out of the WEC. He then lost decisions to the UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and interim champ Renan Barao.
This year, Faber as used the rear-naked choke against Ivan Menjivar and Scott Jorgensen to claim a pair of wins.
The return of “The California Kid” inside the Octagon isn’t known.