Coach: Faber fought Barao with partially torn hamstring


Urijah Faber was stopped by strikes in his UFC 169 title fight against Barao, and although he made no excuses for the fight, his manager did not that Faber was not healthy heading into the fight:

“We took him in and got an MRI, and they said it was a bruised ligament in his knee, so he could barely walk,” Roberts said.

Faber then modified his training to focus on mitt work, but that turned out to further his injury woes, the manager added.

“In the meantime, when he was doing mitts and running around, he tore his hamstring,” Roberts said. “(He) got an MRI, and there was a slight tear in his hamstring.”

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tags: Urijah Faber (detail)  Renan Barao (detail)  Mike Roberts   UFC 169   


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Mark Hunter site profile image  

2/10/14 4:39 PM by Mark Hunter

As skilled as Faber is, I'm sure he'll end up getting another title shot some in the not-so-distant future. He's ranked too high in the division, and too marketable, to think anything else.

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

2/7/14 7:13 PM by MasterofMartialArts

He's always injured, period.

FreeVNasty site profile image  

2/7/14 4:36 PM by FreeVNasty

if you notice, Faber always seems to be injured when he fights for the title. BOTH MY HANDS WERE BROKED IN THE MATT BROWN FIGHT! I BROKE MY RIB AGAINST BARAO! MY LEGS WERE DESTROYED IN THE REMATCH (even though i was sprinting at him and bouncing around during my walkout, but ignore that, i was basically a corpse)Remember when Jimmo tore his hamstring, and he collapsed? Yeah, so do i, that's because it happened.

Fryedtakyama owns me, it's normal site profile image  

2/7/14 4:31 PM by Fryedtakyama owns me, it's normal

He's just lucky he isn't Brazilian.

GriffinQ site profile image  

2/7/14 4:21 PM by GriffinQ

Supposedly both, the shoulder was the only part publicized because he didn't want to be forced to pull out of the fight.

Heikki Mustola site profile image  

2/7/14 3:44 PM by Heikki Mustola

He is a warrior, shame that had to happen to him in his training. But in the end, I believe lots of fighters fight injured. Mostly with mild injuries, but some bit more heavy injuries. Training they go through is no joke.

gooseovermaverick site profile image  

2/7/14 3:35 PM by gooseovermaverick

Lol voted up for sarcasm

Braziliant site profile image  

2/7/14 1:49 PM by Braziliant

Keep the excuses, team alpha FAIL.

epwar site profile image  

2/7/14 1:27 PM by epwar

Urijah Faber hates mayo.

steveAKAslick site profile image  

2/7/14 11:57 AM by steveAKAslick

He's "someone else's injury" away from another title shot...dudes a warrior though and he's still got a lot of fight left in him...retirement wouldn't be the worst thing in the world for him though when he eventually decides to, seeing as he runs the camp that arguably produces and trains the best 155 pound and below fighters in the world (is that a stretch?)