Urijah Faber Gets Fastest KO In Front Of Hometown Crowd

In 2016, UFC Hall-of-Famer, Urijah Faber announced his retirement from the octagon — or so he would have people think. 

On July 13, the “California Kid” made his return to the main card when he faced Ricky Simon at Golden 1 Center. Here’s the catch — the matchup between Faber vs. Simon didn’t last long. The bout was 46 seconds to be exact.

At 40-years-old and now a new father, Urijah has an official record of 35-10 and grabbed his first KO win since 2007 on Saturday. What was the cherry on top of his “coming out of retirment” cake? This was Faber’s fastest knockout ever. 

If you were hyped to see Urijah make a full five-round return, don’t worry, so were we. While this knockout was outrageously awesome, social media had a lot to say about the match. 

Urijah Faber gets the first round KO. In 2019. Yep you read that right.— Martial Law MMA (@MartialLawMMA) July 14, 2019

That Urijah Faber knockout still has me feeling some type of way. #UFCSacramento #UFC— WasserMMA (@WasserMMA) July 14, 2019

Urijah Faber coming out to “California Love” is one of the all time great walk outs in the history of the sport #UFCSacramento— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) July 14, 2019

Home town boys took care of business tonight @Golden1Center for #UFCSacramento Congrats @JoshEmmettUFC & @UrijahFaber #SacramentoProud— Jason Ornellas (@JasonOrnellas) July 14, 2019

Congrats to Urijah “The California Middle Aged Guy” Faber!!!!! pic.twitter.com/kz1R0irLj9— Dana White (@danawhite) July 14, 2019

That’s why he’s a Hall of Famer. Congrats @UrijahFaber— Ricky Simón (@RickySimonUFC) July 14, 2019

“Daddy did that for you today.” ❤️ (via @UrijahFaber) pic.twitter.com/l7R5V1qubZ— UFC (@ufc) July 14, 2019

After the fight, Urijah had plenty to say to the haters when they commented on his “old” age. In his post-fight interview Urijah challenged Henry Cejudo to a bout in the octagon. “I remember ten years ago when you [Cejudo] challenged me to a fight as a friendly gesture. I’m down to get down there and mix that up.” 

It seems like this “California Kid” isn’t done fighting just yet. 

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