Northen California natives Urijah Faber, Nick and Nate Diaz were a part of the mixed martial arts scene in the early days helping to open the eyes of many to the sport we love today.
Following Faber’s retirement fight against Brad Pickett that happened over the weekend at the UFC on FOX 22 event that took place in Sacramento, California, the elder Diaz brother and Faber gave each other a shout out on social media.
Diaz posted a photo of the two together following the fight and said in the caption, “@urijahfaber congrats on an amazing career
In response, Faber who has called an end to competing in the Octagon with a 34-10 professional MMA record gave a breakdown of his history with both Nick and Nate Diaz.
Faber re-posted the same photo with Nick and said, “Met “Da Diaz” brothers in 2004 at the finish line of my then GF’s triathlon. We exchanged numbers and the next week Nick brought his 209 crew up to my summer job at The Hitchcock Azevedo wrestling camp to lock horns, be humble, learn and teach. I’ve seen these guys misunderstood, have highs and lows (much like myself), be villians be heroes and become legends! Little did i know we would be pioneers that help put Nor-cal on the mma and world map together, exchange greetings on holidays, have business Ventures together @torque1_net and grow up as individuals. The “Diaz middle finger” and Cali Kid “hi mom” all come from the same place. Thanks for the friendship along the way! I appreciate the alliance! @teamalphamalemma @diazbrothers_209 @nickdiaz209 @natediaz209 #916 #209 #530 #707 #whoswhonetwork building from the ground up!”
What was your first memory of Urijah Faber, Nick, and Nate Diaz? They have come a long way in their storied careers and it sounds like the MMA legends who have represented Northern California the whole time have had a blast doing it!