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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. campbecc

    campbecc Silver Belt

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    The THREAD IS SPECIFICALLY ABOUT FABER; but it's just a random statement about maybe Mickey Mantle
     
  2. Skitzo

    Skitzo Champion Of the Sun

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    So you bustin my balls now because I went a little off topic? You're the one making a big deal out of nothing. It's quite silly to be honest.
     
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  3. HomeRun916

    HomeRun916 2JZGTE

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    I voted other, because to me he is the reason the manlet divisions exist. He was 145 before it was cool. He made it cool.

    He may be all the things listed as well, but he was a pioneer in the sport.
     
  4. DatSamboKid

    DatSamboKid Black Belt

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    Other: Lower weight class pioneer.
     
  5. Ottawaguy

    Ottawaguy Gold Belt

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    Great representative of the sport. I also loved how he would go for the kill as soon as he wobbled a guy.
     
  6. Andrew06

    Andrew06 Brown Belt

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    unfortunately this is the first thing that comes to mind

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  7. dogen

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    All of them.

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  8. Durr T Sanchez

    Durr T Sanchez Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    He was a pioneer for the lighter weight classes. Career wise, he's a better Kenny Florian aka best guy who hasn't won a UFC title. Always liked his style and thought he represented what an MMA fighter should be (well rounded). He had a ton of heart and seems like a cool dude.
     
  9. Fyreborn

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    But Kenny Florian was never #1 in the world.

    Faber was champ when his belt was THE belt.
     
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  10. Durr T Sanchez

    Durr T Sanchez Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    agreed but I was obviously referring to UFC career. It sucks that he is 0-4 in UFC championships and his team is known for losing championship fights, except for TJ..who accused Alpha Male of not training like champions.
     
  11. Ballswing

    Ballswing Blue Belt

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    The only thing i will remember is the butt chin not his fights or tan just the chin.
     
  12. bobgeese

    bobgeese Silver Belt

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    The original champ of the low weight classes.
     
  13. DIABOLUS

    DIABOLUS Banned Banned

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    No option for, "The guy who had a woman break into his house and shit all over his toilet before passing out drunk?"
     
  14. marwash

    marwash Booty Warrior

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    Aren't Gatekeepers the fighters who are good, but not great, and if you beat them, you get "the rub"?


    Faber's not a gatekeeper because no one ever got through the gate. Until recently, he only ever lost title fights.
     
  15. marwash

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    i'll remember him as a pioneer.
     
  16. 1pedestrian

    1pedestrian Purple Belt

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    one of the best p4p fighters of all time
     
  17. The_Renaissance

    The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    'Nice guy'.

    Never a fan of his fighting style and he was pretty cheesey but I always liked the way he came across personally and he had a long and fruitful career. Thanks for the memories, California Kid, go enjoy your sunshine lad.
     
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    WEC Featherweight Champion
    Team Alpha Male Founder & Leader
    The only guy to beat Dominick Cruz
    Nice guy

    Nothing but respect for Urijah.
     
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