Published on September 25th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


UFC Hall Of Famer Urijah Faber On Working With Kinektic On UFC Fight Pass & Upcoming Plans

Although he was a 2017 inductee into the UFC Hall Of Fame, Urijah Faber is currently active as a UFC fighter. In fact, following his recent victory over Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night 155, Faber became the first ever UFC Hall Of Famer to win a UFC bout after being inducted into such. He also won the Performance Of The Night Award as part of that same UFC Fight Night 155 event.

Yet Urijah Faber has plenty going on outside of the UFC Octagon. For starters, over the summer it was announced that Faber was a co-founder of the new Kinektic MMA promotion, which debuted on UFC FIGHT PASS on August 16th. Kinektic is a team-based, submission-based grappling promotion, and its notable team coaches include Chael Sonnen, Craig Jones, Anthony Smith and Chris Lytle.

I spoke with Urijah Faber by phone on August 16, 2019, right before the launch of Kinektic. The full chat — which includes plenty of discussion about Faber’s entrepreneureal background — is embedded below for your listening pleasure. Faber can be followed on social media via @UrijahFaber, while more on Kinektic as a whole can be found online by visiting

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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