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UFC Bantamweight Urijah Faber Explains Full Contact Skydiving

Jan 31, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Urijah Faber (right) is interviewed by UFC commentator Joe Rogan after weighing in for his Bantamweight Championship bout against Renan Barao (not pictured) at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Dustin FilloyFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2014

He mixes it up with stars like T.J. Dillashaw and Chad Mendes at his camp of Team Alpha Male in Sacramento on a daily basis, yet amazingly, Urijah Faber still found the time to nail an elaborate parody.

The three-time UFC bantamweight title challenger recently took some time to help film an apparent spoof video for the outrageously funny and newly formed sport, Full Contact Skydiving. 

In the following video that Full Contact Skydiving posted via Fox Sports, Faber explains the basics of the sport and how he got involved with it.

In the video, "The California Kid" doesn't jump out of planes with the fighters of the FCS. Instead he helps refine the MMA repertoires of its fighters in wind tunnels in Perris, Calif.

"I caught wind of this a few years back,” Faber said in the video. “As a fan of the sport, to be involved now as kind of a mentor, someone who brings another element to the table, is just incredible. There’s a lot of stuff with FCS and mixed martial arts that blend together well.”

A FCS match entails two fighters jumping from a plane at 15,000 feet altitude, who fight for more than 10,000 feet, if needed. Regardless of the fight's length, each competitor must pull his or her respective chute at 4,000 feet.

A referee flanks the two parachuted fighters, and FCS essentially mimics the rules of most MMA organizations. There are three weight classes in FCS: lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight.

FCS's website offers additional information, including a schedule of events (which there are no real links to), a brief but hysterical history of the sport and recent news clips (which also aren't linked).

Faber, who's ranked No. 2 at 135 pounds in the UFC, saw a four-fight winning streak come to an end in his last bout when he fell to former bantamweight champ Renan Barao at UFC 169.

The California Kid will square off with 12th-ranked Alex Caceres at UFC 175 on July 5.

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