Urijah Faber's Legacy: How Will You Remember The California Kid?

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How will you remember Urijah Faber?

  1. WEC Featherweight Champion

    53.9%
  2. That guy who choked in UFC title fights

    29.8%
  3. The only guy to beat Dominick Cruz

    27.7%
  4. The guy who got destroyed by Aldo

    24.8%
  5. The guillotine guy

    17.0%
  6. Team Alpha Male Founder & Leader

    53.2%
  7. Gatekeeper

    9.2%
  8. Nice guy

    26.2%
  9. Weak trash talker

    7.1%
  10. Underrated

    8.5%
  11. Overrated

    5.0%
  12. Great wrestler

    6.4%
  13. That guy who always took easy fights on Fox

    4.3%
  14. Other (Specify)

    7.8%
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  1. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Red Belt Platinum Member

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    [X] WEC Featherweight Champion
    [X] That guy who choked in UFC title fights
    [X] The only guy to beat Dominick Cruz
    [X] The guy who got destroyed by Aldo
    [X] The guillotine guy
    [X] Team Alpha Male Founder & Leader
    [X] Gatekeeper
    [X] Nice guy
    [X] Weak trash talker
    [X] Underrated
    [X] Overrated
    [X] Great wrestler
    [X] That guy who always took easy fights on Fox
    [X] Other (Specify)
     
  2. Skitzo

    Skitzo Champion Of the Sun

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    The only guy to beat Dominic Cruz.


    Because no one is beating him anytime soon.
     
  3. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    WEC Champion
    The only guy to beat Cruz
    Underrated
     
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  4. RetiredSlave

    RetiredSlave Brown Belt

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    Probably the guy crippled by Aldo, sad to say. Those pictures of his leg are nasty.
     
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    muaytao Brown Belt

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    beephin Black Belt

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    "Check the record bud"


    Seriously though. A legend. Love this guy. Never got UFC gold and people will always clown him for it, but he fought the best of the best his entire career and never turned a fight down. Always brought it. Gotta love his walkouts with "California Love" playing in the back.

    I feel he'll be back though. I'll be watching.
     
  7. Guestx

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    I first started seriously watching MMA around 2007 and, sometime around then, I got turned on to the WEC.

    Torres and Faber were THE guys to beat and, personally, I always felt like if we got the superfight between those two the fans wanted then Urijah would win. (I think now that's obvious.)

    So for me, Faber was THE face of the WEC and really the face of the sub-155 fighters. To me, he'll always be the WEC 145 champ who looked unstoppable (at least until Aldo came along).

    I wish the best for the guy. It's the end of an era. Goodbye Legend.
     
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    ZackZed Black Belt

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    0-7 in his last 7 title fights.
     
  9. RiverCity

    RiverCity Green Belt

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    Agreat champion who impressively remained a high level contender for something like 8 years after dropping the title. He was exciting and always came to fight. Someone whose fights I always made a point to catch.
     
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    Guernica Double Yellow Belt Banned

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    The dan marino of MMA. Good fighter, could never win the big one.

    #GUERNICAbless
     
  11. Balistic

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    I always remember when Brown crushed him after the weird elbow attempt..
     
  12. For me it is
    guy who got destroyed by aldo on the best wec card and only ppv wec card
    gatekeeper
    team alpha male founder and leader
    guy that took alot of easy fights on fox and then got title shots
     
  13. Egészségére!

    Egészségére! Brown Belt

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    Faber seemed like he was always holding himself back. It was frustrating pulling for him. He would rarely make adjustments during a fight or fight with a sense of urgency when he was down 0 - 4 in a title bout. He deserves respect though and his WEC days were a lot of fun to watch.
     
  14. bootsy

    bootsy and elsewhere

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    One of my favourite guys to watch fight. Tough guy, great heart.
     
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    Skitzo Champion Of the Sun

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    You think Cody has a shot?
     
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    #2 FW of alltime (and he was the best in the world at the weight for a time and only guy to beat or finish Dom and send him to 135)
    #5 BW of alltime

    only fighter ever to be top 5 alltime in 2 weight classes. Definitely one of the MMA gureats and one of the absolute best sub gurapplers in MMA history, with a guillotine choke only 2nd to Pequeno in his purime b/w 135-145
     
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    I guarantee it
     
  19. TheRuthlessOne

    TheRuthlessOne 3 Piece and a Soda Belt

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    WEC Featherweight champ

    One of the first stars of the lower weight divisions

    Face of WEC
     
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