Fight Urijah Faber, a member of the UFC Hall of Fame, had always dreamed of fighting. So, when the opportunity has come to turn this dream into reality, the 26-year-old Nantes weight assured that he would be welcome California Kid "in the Octagon. In fact, Simón was so excited to take part in this fight that he happily postponed his honeymoon so that nothing prevented him from getting ready for the fight of his life.
By MMA Junkie:
Simon, who planned to return in August, was heading to his honeymoon with his fiancée before receiving the call to face Faber. He immediately jumped on the occasion and, fortunately, his fiance perfectly understood the importance of this fight.
"She believes in me so much, so she knows I'll go out there and play an awesome performance against a Hall of Fame member," said Simon. "And then we scheduled our honeymoon for the next Monday, so we'll have a better one after that."
This was not just the case of a young fighter wanting to attack an MMA veteran whom he had been worshiping for a long time. Until recently, Simón's dream fight seemed impossible as Faber announced his retirement from the sport in 2016. But the 40-year-old decided to continue his career and made his comeback for this co-star.
So how did all this work for Simón? Short answer: not good.
Simon finally paid the price of being a bit too aggressive because it gave Faber the opportunity to catch up quickly in a match that could have been eliminated by the young fighter if he had progressed a little longer. The series of consecutive shots that followed Faber's powerful right hand was all that Mike Beltran needed to see to call the game in less than a minute.
After the fighting, Faber and Simón did not have to get upset, the two fighters mutually respect each other on Twitter.