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Rib Injury Keeps Urijah Faber Out Of UFC 177

Andrew Ravens

Urijah Faber

Even though Urijah Faber won the fight against Alex Caceres At UFC 175, he was apparently dealing with an injury that occurred during that fight.

“It was just a little knee,” Faber told MMAjunkie Radio soon after the event. “It hit me kind of in the side left, where there’s not much muscle. I don’t think it takes much pressure to break a rib.”

With that kind of injury, Faber will not be able to fight at UFC 177 like he planned on doing.

Faber is looking for a return later in the year.

“I felt it here and there,” he said. “In the second round, I felt it for sure. But it wasn’t like a debilitating thing.”

Urijah Faber (31-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has seven knockouts, 18 submissions and 5 decision victories, he has been knocked out three times in his MMA career. In his last four fights he is 3-1. He beat Scott Jorgensen via rear naked choke at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on Apr / 13 / 2013. He beat Iuri Alcantara via Unanimous Decision at UFC Fight Night – Shogun vs. Sonnen on Aug / 17 / 2013. He then beat Michael McDonald via Guillotine Choke at UFC on Fox 9 – Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 on Dec / 14 / 2013. In his last fight he lost to Renan Barao via 1st Rd TKO at UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber 2 on Feb / 01 / 2014.

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