When Urijah was trying to figure out a nickname that truly described himself, he drew a blank. “I wasn’t feeling like I was a regular ‘Bonecrusher,’ ‘Executioner,’ or any of that kind of stuff. I’m just a kid that was born and raised in Cali.” And that was when the light bulb clicked, and "The California Kid" was born. “People were finding it hard to believe that I was a fighter. They thought I looked more like a surfer. I had that California look: sun-kissed skin, always in sandals and shorts. So, it just kinda fit.”