Richard Hunter | @Richard Hunter
DALLAS, Texas (105.3 THE FAN) – Urijah Faber has been the face of his Sacramento based “Team Alpha Male” mixed martial arts gym since it’s inception many years ago.
He held the 145 featherweight title in the World Extreme Cagefighting promotion long before The UFC (which is owned by the same parent company) dissolved it and absorbed the promotion’s fighters into its’ own organization.
The camp has long been known for turning out some of the biggest names in the lower weight classes (Joe Benavidez, Chad Mendez, Danny Castillo), but none bigger than Faber himself.
Now for the first time, someone other that Faber has brought a world title back home to the camp, and as a result Urijah finds himself doing interviews to promote and preview Saturday’s UFC 177 main event in Sacramento that will feature his protege, UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillishaw.
Richard Hunter spoke with Urijah Faber about what he expects from T.J. Dillishaw at UFC 177: