Urijah Faber may have come up short in every sense of the word against Renan Barao last weekend, but fortunately for him, he received some sound advice from undisputed middleweight champion Chael Sonnen in the aftermath of his loss that will undoubtedly alter the course of his career from this day forward. As you recall, Sonnen became the first man in MMA History to defeat Anderson Silva twice at UFC 148, when he straight-up embarrassed the now-retired “pound-for-pound great” by KO’ing him with a second round spinning backfist so spectacular that the WWE had to steal it to make one of their fights more entertaining and less gay and stuff.
With an unblemished record of 32-0, the closest Sonnen has ever been to tasting defeat was the time he was served a severely undercooked steak by “The Spider’s” wife after he defeated Silva the first time (by fifth round powerbomb at UFC 117). We know some of you cynics would like to chime in about how Faber is now 0-5 in his last 5 title fights, and that Sonnen’s advice is probably falling on deaf ears, but we beg to differ. Because Chael Sonnen does not speak to losers. He molds winners out of them, or creates them when they get in his way.