“The California Kid” Urijah Faber (23-4) still has a few tricks up his proverbial sleeve.
Faber has been on the road to recovery since his 13-fight winning streak was ground to a screeching halt by a loss to “MTB” Mike Brown (20-6) at their first meeting at WEC 36 in November 2008. In his four fights proceeding the loss against Brown (of which he won only half), Faber lacks the dominance he was once known for that at one point had him burning through the contenders in the featherweight (145lb.) division.
Gaining only two wins in his last five fights is hardly a performance that anyone would call dominant, and would lead one to believe that the once most feared man in the featherweight division has lost his edge. Now, in a movement to rebuild, Urijah has dropped down to the bantamweight (135lb.) division where he plans to launch a new era of “California Kid” dominance in MMA. The transition looks promising for Faber.