Faber Ready to Punch Another 'Cool Dude' Saturday

By: Carlos Arias
Feb 21, 2013
Urijah Faber has been involved in bitter rivalries during his 10-year career as a mixed martial artist.

That won't be the case when he steps into the octagon to face Ivan Menjivar at UFC 157 on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Honda Center on pay-per-view. Menjivar is one of the nicest guys in MMA and Faber is also one of the good guys in the sport.

"We've done this before and every single time I've met Ivan he's been a stand-up individual," Faber said. "This sport is full of a lot of stand-up individuals. We're basically dealing with a whole organization of cool dudes and we punch each other in the face. That's what we do. It's all good."

Both Faber and Menjivar feel they have unfinished business to take care of. They fought seven years ago in Canada and Menjivar was disqualified for an illegal kick to the head of a grounded opponent. It was unintentional on Menjivar's part. The fight barely lasted three minutes.

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