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Urijah Faber had the most graceful retirement of any MMA fighter

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  1. Rebel_LioN Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Cheers to a legend and pioneer of the lighter weight classes in this sport. He was a guy from an era where MMA was illegal in California and fought just because he was passionate about fighting.

    He had announced it before the fight and got to do it in his hometown of Sacramento against a WEC OG like him (thanks to Pickett for taking this). It was a vintage Faber peformance with some striking, scrambling and submission attempts which I've always appreciated about him as a wrestler; he always went for the finish.

    After the fight he finally ended the rivalry with arch enemy Dom Cruz on the fox broadcast which was a really good moment.



    Lastly why I think his retirement is one of the best is that Faber has invested his money and has mentioned that he has a lot of business ventures after. Hopefully he sticks around doing a few UFC jobs here and there.
     
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    BJ Penn has the most graceful retirement.
     
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  4. Jawth Silver Belt

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    Lytle imo.

    Finish and the fight wasn't a squash match (absolutely no disrespect to Faber).
     
  5. agibmxmma Ex Pro Fighter. Omerta, Live Aloha!

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    Def agree with you TS.. But, as a fan, I have a small hope that he goes to Bellator. Just for two fights, Galvao and Warren. Not going to happen at all. But it's still a hope.
     
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    No, not GSP. He had a bad final performance and quit the sports due to the fact that the pressure (of a combination of factors) was getting too much. He is awesome though as is it awesome to retire a champ, one rarely sees that nowadays.
     
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    Mark Munoz retired on a win in Philippines
     
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    Faber put it on for California!
    A true warrior. Fought for the finish
    & never submitted. He's one of
    those timeless warriors, who you
    could see surviving even in the
    coliseum days.

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    Agreed.
    Lytle comes closer, better more competitive fight - but hometown retirement from a bigger name beatsit for me

    Munoz comes close too
    I do think the fact that Faber never completely fell off counts alot too
     
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  12. Is he really going to walk away after that performance?
     
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    I was going to agree with ts then saw this post. Definitely Lytle. Fun stuff & a great win.
     
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  14. method115 Titanium Belt

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    He retired champ and arguably GOAT. Faber is not even close.
     
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    But the chin...
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    Why do Sherdoggers think it's a competition of who can come up with the best example?

    I'm just trying to give the man his props.

    Anyways, I've watched this dude fight in the WEC when I was wrestling as a freshman in high school. He's def had a big impact on getting the UFC to integrate FW and below.
     
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    He deserved it.

    Dom x Faber was one of the best rivalries out there. They genuinely disliked each other but also had respect for each other, the trash talk between them was always classy.
     
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    He's a gentleman not known for being a shit talker. We need more of that.
    I'll miss the guy and always feel badly that he wasn't destined to hold a UFC belt.
     
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    For sure, he isn't going to make ANOTHER title run, he just lost to dom clearly

    He has guys like Cody coming up now anyway
     
  20. I'm just saying it's difficult for a fighter to walk away knowing he still has it.
     

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