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                    <p>This week Urijah Faber and Duane Ludwig brought public a lot of accusations at each other in regards to a business relationship the two had. Faber would have preferred the confrontation not take place in the public arena, but apparently an altercation that will air on the Ultimate Fighter forced his hand:</p>

"The most important thing about a fighter's mentality and being successful is self-belief," Faber said Monday after walking through the timeline of events on The MMA Hour. "My brother was in a cult and it altered his life forever. I understand about abusive relationships. I understand about pimps and hoes, man. This is the way it is. When you have somebody who's trying to make people believe that you can't do things without them and create a dependency, that's unhealthy.

"And when he starts coming public saying ignorant things about my team, which has a bunch of future champions like Cody Garbrandt and Paige VanZant, Andrei Fili and Joseph Morales and Angelo Trevino, some guys who Duane probably doesn't even know their names because they didn't pay him any money, that becomes offensive to me. On top of that, it's going to come out of this reality show. You're going to see, because Conor (McGregor) picked up right away when Duane started making comments about ‘no one is a champion on our team except for T.J.'

"Conor picked up that Duane had been talking a bunch of crap about our team and was like, ‘dude, what's up with that?'" Faber continued. "And it ended up being a confrontation on the show, which you guys are going to see. Then Duane, while he's coaching T.J. and Danny (Castillo), makes a comment to just slander our team. Then on top of that he does this apology which is basically just talking crap about me, and because he says the word ‘apology' doesn't make it an apology, and he says a bunch of false things in his apology. So I'm like, dude, I tried to let this guy just go and be on his way, but dysfunction just finds this guy."

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brother was in a cult

tell us more of this tale faber

It's become pretty apparent that Duane isn't playing with a full deck.
That dude needs either meds or counseling. Phone Post 3.0

In for when I watch that episode. Phone Post 3.0

Kostakio - In for when I watch that episode. Phone Post 3.0

He might have just been talking about the last episode. Connor said that Urijah showed TJ the ropes, taught him everything he knew, gave him the opportunity to become and champion and Duane swept him up and took him away. At the end of that conversation Connor said something about how Urijah should recognize the enemy and Urijah said something to the effect of "Trust me, I know who the enemy is."

pennviachoke - What a mess this is...I'm not sure who to believe but I'm leaning towards Faber Phone Post 3.0
Duane pretty much confirmed that Faber was telling the truth. Phone Post 3.0

smithsamman - 
Kostakio - In for when I watch that episode. Phone Post 3.0

He might have just been talking about the last episode. Connor said that Urijah showed TJ the ropes, taught him everything he knew, gave him the opportunity to become and champion and Duane swept him up and took him away. At the end of that conversation Connor said something about how Urijah should recognize the enemy and Urijah said something to the effect of "Trust me, I know who the enemy is."

Conor was right on the money, and that was some good editing to make it seem like Uriah was listening, and he just might have been contemplating it.(title fight at 135, if tj stays with Bang.)

Rudi - 
pennviachoke - What a mess this is...I'm not sure who to believe but I'm leaning towards Faber Phone Post 3.0
Duane pretty much confirmed that Faber was telling the truth. Phone Post 3.0

Yeah. Faber has said unbelievable things before about his fights (losses mainly) and abilities but when it comes to everything else he's never given the fans any reason to think he's a liar.

Rambo John J -


brother was in a cult



tell us more of this tale faber

Hippy commune stuff. Phone Post 3.0

This is very entertaining and interesting, 10 times better than all the Ronda articles the uh blog spams the site with.

Boys get your peanut butter ready.

My Gosh this Andrei Fili!

Samoa -
Rambo John J -


brother was in a cult



tell us more of this tale faber

Hippy commune stuff. Phone Post 3.0
I read his book (Fabers not his brothers) my senior year and can't remember all the details but you might want to give it a read it's pretty interesting stuff. Phone Post 3.0

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Rambo John J -


brother was in a cult



tell us more of this tale faber

Hippy commune stuff. Phone Post 3.0
I read his book (Fabers not his brothers) my senior year and can't remember all the details but you might want to give it a read it's pretty interesting stuff. Phone Post 3.0
He also speaks a lot about his brother in JRE... Pretty sad sounds like his brother had a huge mental breakdown Phone Post 3.0

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smithsamman - 
Kostakio - In for when I watch that episode. Phone Post 3.0

He might have just been talking about the last episode. Connor said that Urijah showed TJ the ropes, taught him everything he knew, gave him the opportunity to become and champion and Duane swept him up and took him away. At the end of that conversation Connor said something about how Urijah should recognize the enemy and Urijah said something to the effect of "Trust me, I know who the enemy is."

Conor was right on the money, and that was some good editing to make it seem like Uriah was listening, and he just might have been contemplating it.(title fight at 135, if tj stays with Bang.)
Yea it was so obvious the editing implication was that Faber's starting to take what Conor says to heart, but listening to Faber talk lately he's not even trippin...editing's a bitch.

Ultimate Fighter's lame. I tried to give it another chance. Phone Post 3.0

In on first page Phone Post 3.0

I'm not watching the show but if Conor made mention to it in a backhanded way to try and lend an alert to Faber as to not watch a team disintegrate due to Duane fucking about I gotta respect it even if it's wrapped in Conor talk. Is that why Faber makes mention to Conor being a good guy when not on ego trips in interviews?

I doubt Conor wants to see anyone's team full of drama and crap. He could have just sat back and watched it get worse instead. but again I'm not watching so I don't know.

I like the way Faber articulates his thoughts. Sounds like the more reasonable and truthful guy, but one never knows, I guess.

ChaosOverkill - I'm not watching the show but if Conor made mention to it in a backhanded way to try and lend an alert to Faber as to not watch a team disintegrate due to Duane fucking about I gotta respect it even if it's wrapped in Conor talk. Is that why Faber makes mention to Conor being a good guy when not on ego trips in interviews?

I doubt Conor wants to see anyone's team full of drama and crap. He could have just sat back and watched it get worse instead. but again I'm not watching so I don't know.

that's the way I saw it, I kinda hope they actually like and respect each other, I'd like to see Conor help out Uriah during a potential BW title fight.

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ChaosOverkill - I'm not watching the show but if Conor made mention to it in a backhanded way to try and lend an alert to Faber as to not watch a team disintegrate due to Duane fucking about I gotta respect it even if it's wrapped in Conor talk. Is that why Faber makes mention to Conor being a good guy when not on ego trips in interviews?

I doubt Conor wants to see anyone's team full of drama and crap. He could have just sat back and watched it get worse instead. but again I'm not watching so I don't know.

that's the way I saw it, I kinda hope they actually like and respect each other, I'd like to see Conor help out Uriah during a potential BW title fight.
They seem to have a mutual respect for each other. I'd fucking love to see Connor train faber for the 135 title fight.... Not sure how mendes would feel about that though. Phone Post 3.0

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My Gosh this Andrei Fili!

Appropriate poster is appropriate. Phone Post 3.0