Urijah Faber today announced that his next fight scheduled for UFC on FOX in Sacramento against Brad Pickett will be his last. He told Ariel Helwani on the MMA hour, “I’ve been kind of waiting for this, and this is actually going to be my last fight. And it just feels right to do it in Sacramento in this new arena. It just feels like the right time and the right place. I’ve been waiting for this new arena to be built, I was waiting for that Dominic Cruz opportunity, and I feel like this is going to be an epic event and I can’t wait to do it in front of the people I love.”
Urijah Faber is head of Team Alpha male, a team he developed and founded in 2004 out of Sacramento, California. He has helped to develop UFC talent such as former champion T.J Dillashaw, Paige VanZant and Cody Garbrant to name just a few. He told Ariel that he wants to focus his time coaching and developing his team.
Faber will retire as a former WEC champion and although he never reached UFC gold, he fought the very best, with a long standing feud against Dominick Cruz to his epic fight against UFC Vet Jens Pulver in WEC.
He will take on Brad Pickett for the last time at UFC on FOX in Sacramento, California December 17th.