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Michael Bisping and Brendan Fitzgerald's reaction to Urijah Faber's win is all of us

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Urijah Faber def. Ricky Simon at UFC on ESPN+ 13: Best photos

Urijah Faber’s spectacular return at UFC on ESPN+ 13 didn’t just catch opponent Ricky Simon by surprise. It left the commentary team stunned, too.

As we’ve seen many times before, there was a camera recording the reactions of the commentators during Saturday night’s event, and play-by-play man Brendan Fitzgerald and analyst Michael Bisping both were suitably stunned by “The California Kid’s” crowd-pleasing performance.

When Faber (35-10 MMA, 11-6 UFC) connected with the big right hand that started the finishing sequence,  Fitzgerald jumped to his feet, while Bisping leaned back in his chair and held up his hands like a man who’d been caught up in a bank raid. Then the former UFC middleweight champion started rocking back and forth in his chair in excitement.

And by the time former WEC champ Faber was applying the finishing touches to a first-round knockout victory, both men were on their feet, shouting at the top of their lungs in a bid to be heard over the deafening roar of the California crowd.

I mean that night was just bananas. As I was writing the stat in my notes for Urijah’s last KO (2007!), I had a hunch I would need it, but thought it was wishful thinking. Nope. Incredible night! #UFCSacramento
(PS – I sound cooler than I look apparently) pic.twitter.com/SsCBrxVXGo

— Brendan Fitzgerald (@BrendanFitzTV) July 14, 2019

It was a great moment for Faber inside the cage and the latest reminder that, at the end of the day, even professional broadcasters like Fitzgerald and Hall of Fame fighters like Bisping are still big fight fans, just like the rest of us.

And we love them for that.

For complete coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 13, check out the MMA Results.

The Blue Corner is MMA Junkie’s blog space. We don’t take it overly serious, and neither should you. If you come complaining to us that something you read here is not hard-hitting news, expect to have the previous sentence repeated in ALL CAPS.


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