When Urijah Faber retired before his hometown crowd in Sacramento, Calif., the city he put on the MMA map years earlier, it felt like a perfect ending for a Hall of Fame career.
Faber’s career was notable for many things historically. He was the face of the WEC promotion that put under-155-pound weight class fighters on the map. He was actually the face of the promotion which presented some of the best live events of that era.
The television ratings success of his fight with Jens Pulver not only made him a significant star, but made the featherweight division.