Urijah Faber celebrates 40th birthday by looking for a comeback fight at UFC Sacramento?

I mean, it’s not really a UFC in Sacramento if “The California Kid” isn’t on the card, right?

UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber turned 40 on Tuesday, and before the day was done, he shared a family portrait with a little tease attached (via <a href="

I know my baby is keeping me young…but a good ole fist fight could help the cause…#ufcsacramento on the Horizon @ufc 145 or 135 & who would be fun?

Faber (34-10 MMA, 10-6 UFC) hasn’t competed in the UFC since a December 2016 win over fellow WEC veteran Brad Pickett which, fittingly enough, took place in Sacramento, the longtime home of Faber and Team Alpha Male. After the contest, Faber officially retired from the sport.

Seven months later, Faber was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame’s Modern Era Wing.

Earlier this year, Faber became a father for the first time.

Since his retirement, Faber has repeatedly mentioned he’s open to the idea of a comeback fight, though only under the perfect circumstances. In October 2018, he also competed in Kazushi Sakuraba’s Quintet 3 submission grappling event, battling to a draw with the fellow MMA legend.

So it may be a little tongue-in-cheek, but it’s hard to deny Faber wouldn’t be a huge draw in his hometown, as witnessed by the massive crowd support he received in each of his six previous appearances in California’s capital under the Zuffa banner.

Of course, judging by the reaction of longtime training partner and teammate Cody Garbrandt, perhaps those around him would rather Faber enjoy the night from the sidelines and continue to focus on his family.

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