Urijah Faber expecting return to action in January

X-ray photo from Faber's Twitter account

X-ray photo from Faber's Twitter account

Sidelined since June after breaking two bones in his right hand during a bout with current WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown, the forecast appears to be clear for “The California Kid” to begin working his way back up to title-contendership.

The good news was confirmed by none other than Urijah Faber himself through his Twitter account.

According to Faber, who stopped by his doctor’s office before hopping on a plane in support of Fight Night participant Justin Buchholz, he’s been cleared to start working with a punching bag and expects to be fully ready to return by January of 2010.

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  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    In related news, the Balinese mafia is scurred!

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  • Cory Brady says:

    One of the greatest stories ever told in MMA. Never gets old…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOQLg7Kc8So

    lol @ “Please don’t kill me, please don’t kill me…. and boom! Overhand right to the guy with the hammer”

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  • Angry Mike says:

    All’s well that ends well, but that’s a scary story. Makes you wonder about the outcome if he’d been Joe Tourist rather than a professional fighter.

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  • xtreme_machine says:

    i still want Faber vs Brown III

    third time is the charm! b*tches

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  • Makington says:

    There isn’t much left for Urijah to do at 145 IMO. The only fights he could be in that are worthy of the hype he will bring are rematches that can’t keep happening forever. The only fighter I’d like to see him go up against is Jose Aldo, who is already set for a fight. He’s too goo a fighter to fight anyone that isn’t a big name, but he’s fought them already.

    Although I do believe it would still be a good fight Brown vs Faber III, but come on.

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  • Glad to see he is doing good. I agree with Makington I dont see much for him at 145 in the WEC though. I would love to see him at 155 but he would be so small for that division.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Faber is the same height as Sherk, minus the extra 20 lbs of muscle, and he is just about the exacxt same size as Edgar so he would not be that out of place in the LW division.

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  • edub says:

    Faber should not move weight classes.

    He is one of the best if not the best in the world at 145. Stay there and earn another shot at brown.

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  • jj says:

    “He is one of the best if not the best in the world at 145.”

    Odd, I thought Mike Brown was the champ.

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  • Bullylover says:

    i still see a couplt of fights for uriah at 145. I’d still like to see him face wagney or garcia. Those sound like exciting fights to me regardless. But unless jose aldo wins the belt and he faces him his time as champ is mostlikely over. But yeah a fight between aldo and him would be hella fun to watch.

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  • edub says:

    “He is one of the best if not the best in the world at 145.”

    Odd, I thought Mike Brown was the champ.

    Maybe you should reread what you copy and pasted.

    Eventhough Mike Brown is the champ I would still pick Urijah in a third fight.

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  • Makington says:

    Not to get into it too much, but Urijah was very soundly defeating Brown before he broke the crap out of his hand. Brown didn’t even block like one of Urijah’s rights that he threw every few seconds. After that got taken out of his arsenal he didn’t have much left to get Mike with. Lesser fighters would have blamed the loss on their hand (rightly so in this instance) but Urijah was man enough to not blame the loss on anything like that.

    I also believe he would win a third, but that would pretty much complete the fastest series of a rubber matches in history.

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