The Ultimate Fighter 22 will always be remembered for one thing, the interplay between rival coaches Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber.
The pair had been involved in a bizarre but hostile altercation the night before UFC 189, at which McGregor defeated Faber’s teammate Chad Mendes via second round stoppage to claim the interim featherweight title. This incident occurred just before filming for the 22nd season of the UFC’s famed reality vehicle started. However very little legitimate animosity was displayed between ‘The Notorious’ Irishman and ‘The California Kid’ on the show. There was enough competitive tension to give things just the slightest edge, but for the most part what viewers got was mere banter with almost bromantic undertones.
It was a dynamic that made for really fun television.
On Monday, the UFC released a short video entitled ‘The Ultimate Fighter Look Back: Conor McGregor & Urijah Faber’ in which former WEC featherweight champion Faber reminisces about his relationship with the brash Dubliner.
You can check it out below…Tis mighty craic.