"Without Faber, the WEC would not have had its first pay-per-view event Saturday night at Arco Arena. Without Faber, the WEC still would be in the shadows of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Without Faber, WEC fighters would not make the money they do in and out of the ring. But featherweight champion José Aldo delivered a message to Faber – through numerous, painful leg whips – that should have come through loud and clear: Retire. Retire now, not after another loss in which you're cheered entering the octagon and booed leaving it. Faber couldn't beat Aldo on Saturday night or any other day of the week. No shame in that. Aldo is a young, powerful kid. He didn't even use most of his aggressive arsenal against a foe he truly respected. Faber has made Sacramento proud, restoring pride to a once-great fighting city. He's a true warrior who has survived many battles. Why risk tarnishing that image or risk the chance of injury? Take a bow, Urijah."
Former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber gets an odd request from The Sacramento Bee, calling for his retirement because he was dominated for five rounds by Jose Aldo at the WEC 48 pay-per-view back on April 24. "The California Kid" has only lost to "Junior" and Mike Brown since 2005 over a span of 18 fights. Is this a poor display of hometown loyalty to the fighter who helped build the WEC? Or a realistic argument after Saturday's performance? What's your take, Maniacs?