Urijah Faber Shoots Down Retirement Rumors

“No, I’m not gonna retire. [Joe] Rogan asked me the hard questions and I do this to be the best. I feel like [at age] 37 [was] one of the best training camps I’ve had, period. It was amazing… I know I’m right there at the top. I don’t know what’s next necessarily. I’m gonna chill for a bit. But I’m definitely not done done… This is something I’ve always done for the passion. I mean, my first fight I made $200, $200 to win. It wasn’t because I had visions of being super rich. Luckily, the sport has caught up and it’s always nice to get paid. But I forget about the paycheck until they put it in your hands. It’s about competition, it’s about doing what I love. Yeah, I’ve got a great grasp on business, I’ve got great relationships, I’ve got a lot of things I love to do outside of the fight game, but I still have a passion for it and I still feel like I’m one of the best in the world hands down. I have been my entire career. I don’t want to stick around too much longer, but I do want to have some big fights.”

-Urijah Faber talks to MMAFighting.com about his future after his loss to Dominick Cruz at UFC 199.

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