<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=454363" target="_blank"> Faber: TUF altercation forced Ludwig situation public </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=454363" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=4&y=106&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=frankie-edgar-urijah-faber.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <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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