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One year, four fights for Urijah Faber

Ivan Menjivar, center, taps out as he is

Ivan Menjivar, center, taps out as he is choked by Urijah Faber, right, during their UFC 157 bantamweight fight in Anaheim, Calif.. (Feb. 23, 2013) (Credit: AP)

At age 34, Urijah Faber is just days away from his fourth UFC fight of 2013. Not many fighters his age and with his pedigree stay that active, whether they are healthy or not.

The last time Faber fought four times in the same calendar year was 2007. He went 4-0 that year, all WEC featherweight title defenses, including a win over Dominick Cruz.

Six years later, Michael McDonald stands in the way of what would be another 4-0 year for Faber -- and a possible title shot against the winner of Cruz and Renan Barao at UFC 169 on Super Bowl Weekend in Newark.

Embedded below is a video interview with Urijah Faber from UFC's Ultimate Insider leading into UFC on Fox 9 this Saturday in his hometown of Sacramento, Calif.

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