Urijah Faber Suffered Shoulder Injury Before UFC Fight Night Sacramento

UFC Hall Of Fame member Urijah Faber returned from retirement at UFC Fight Night Sacramento, defeating Ricky Simon by first round knockout.

The amazing moment almost didn’t take place at UFC Fight Night Sacramento because Faber suffered a shoulder injury prior to the event.

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“I try to lead by example in this thing, and literally, I came right off that grappling match in the UK where I got into camp. And the first practice that I had sparring, I sprained my AC joint,” Faber explained after the event (via Milan Ordonez of Bloody Elbow). “I got a PRP shot, and I was out for 11 days of an eight-week camp, having to work on my kicks and do running, and doing all the stuff that I tell these guys to do and lead by example. So, I was coming in at seven in the morning, and before practice was over at 11:30, I would’ve put in all that time. And I’m just trying to show these guys that ‘this is how you do it, guys. This is not a one toe in, one toe out.’”

Faber, after the sub-one minute knockout of Simon, would call out two division UFC champion Henry Cejudo for a future bout. Cejudo, who us dealing with recovery from his own shoulder surgery, isn’t expected to return to action until late 2019 at the earliest.

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