11.18: Chronicle Live -- Urijah Faber
Faber joins Jim Kozimor to talk about his bout in Saturday's UFC 139 in San Jose.
This is like a home fight for you're coming back to California since join the big boys that you let's see what's it going to be like when you walk into the octagon. I'm expecting a great crowd you know I've always got the support of Californians in and just in general and a man I think every -- can be so. Makes that much better behind that close to home and you know do my thing in and that have the support. You know the BM MA community in northern California I know where you fight back in in Sacramento and -- 916 and knowing your GM there's so many guys who come out because you're the guy you kind of started it all -- that in that segment do you feel like -- one look. One of the first guys in northern California to really help this sport and then they grow. Yeah definitely I mean. It's been eight years now and -- from the greater Sacramento area I was. Raising Carmichael and and now it's high school Lincoln and college UC Davis and and didn't do my thing for a while recruited a lot of my good buddies to join me like the Yankees he is also fight on the card tonight. And it's it's it has today gradual process but it's definitely. Something is getting a lot of steam we got some great fighters out of Sacramento and now. Are you get Brian Bulls and your fight in UFC 139. If you get Bulls -- taken down do you get cruise again and a chance to get the belt back. That's the rumor is -- so I'm shooting for you know I've. I've definitely. You know it was a close -- with a glass and I felt like I had. Had a edge but on as the judges didn't see that when I can't wait for another chance to get in there and could take that now you know that's the goal and that's -- I'm here to do. You're right you're known as the California kid fans love you but you that you've been out and then -- for a while now how much is left in the tank -- Warriors got left and it's. -- this storm. My heart I think. The biggest thing is is that I enjoy -- Darian I definitely do right now I feel incredible my body in imitate he's getting better so. I thought they had a five years of you know top level competition we'll see how long. I feel like going to do it but the fire still there right now and I'm getting better better and guys that fortified. It just gives people understanding you've been around a long time started a lot of different so are a lot of different things throughout -- including the no shirt nation. What's the no shirt nation go on out of it sweeping MMA right now. Yet -- nation it's this little. They at -- on Twitter. If you ever saw their case was two vs the king right calls me shirt off and somehow morphed into the notion nation until later in. They do my part says spread the mentality of the notion nation which is basically clearly give lacking tally ended the sun. I was focused on the fight on Saturday night tell us about your opponent how. How good that fighter -- what you have to do against the. -- Bulls is very tough he's he's got some heavy hands he's he's had champion himself so he knows it takes to be the best. But. I -- how limited as Donovan and all the different areas I'll be a little bit faster. -- stronger and and -- just an honor -- it would be what he brings to table which is. Did submission Damon in heavy hands. Drive Faber is a legend in the capital city they laden and the 916 is a legend in and that may. A big -- Saturday you have C 139 California kid thanks for joining us on chronicle live. Thanks guys appreciate and that -- -- the fights. Look forward to put on -- show.