Urijah Faber seems to gravitate to the center of attention when he is at media events.
Faber, playing the role of host at a recent press conference for UFC on FOX 9, fired off the quote of the day when asked about his bout with Michael McDonald.
“I’ve known Michael for a long time,” he said. “You are going to see some National Geographic-type action out there. It’s going to be nasty.
“I’m really looking forward to the fight.”
Faber and McDonald share a mutual respect, but they were willing to put that aide to square off in Sacramento this December. A native, “The California Kid” knows the crowd will be hot for him to earn the win.
“I know the energy is going to be crazy,” he added. “I can’t help but feed off that.
“(Competing) is really something unique. Everybody’s attention is pointed toward you. You have rock-star status and I am going to take it all in and enjoy it.”