Haha the Thailand story is nuts but it’s not exactly what the MMA media was making it out to be. Faber went through something similar actually but not nearly as bad.
As for if he’s drinking, he actually knows how to have a beer or two now. I’m telling you fatherhood changed the man for the best. Anyone who knows him knows he’s actually a really good dude but just battles some demons. He and his girlfriend actually moved me to Los Angeles so I could pursue my dreams out here and I’ve always been super grateful for that. We still get together when he comes to comedy shows and if a fight is on. I think sometimes he wishes he would have taken his time in the UFC differently and the regret messed with him but it’s finally worn off and that’s why he doesn’t do the MMA podcasts anymore or entertain the ideas with fight promoters. The last fight he did was because he actually wanted to and didn’t do it for a paycheck and he won. (I’m the guy he told to fuck off during his post fight interview haha). But anyways, yeah he’s doing great and has found a new purpose besides fighting and it’s really showing.