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One year, four fights for Urijah Faber

Ivan Menjivar, center, taps out as he is

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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...

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Talking hair with Urijah Faber

Urijah Faber during his UFC 157 bantamweight mixed

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If you're looking for some hard-hitting fight analysis or investigative MMA report, then this particular blog post isn't for you.

But if you want some light fare on a Friday afternoon about Urijah Faber, then pursue the following few paragraphs ahead of his Aug. 17 bantamweight fight against Iuri Alcantara in the UFC's debut on Fox Sports 1.

We'll begin with a tweet from last April:


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Urijah Faber pops a jab at Dominick Cruz

Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber coach opposing teams

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Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz enjoy a relationship of respect and contempt.

In the latest round of their well-documented and blatantly public dislike for one another, Faber threw a jab at Cruz on Tuesday night's edition of "UFC Tonight."

Faber, a former WEC champion was asked if he wants another title shot. Here's his response:

“I would love for that to happen. Do we...

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Hey, look, it's Urijah Faber

Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Urijah Faber weighs in

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Remember when Urijah Faber would be everywhere leading up to his fight? Now, he's somewhat of an afterthought for UFC 157 on Saturday as Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche take centerstage, while Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida take the co-main event.

But the former WEC champion made an appearance Friday at the UFC weigh-ins and the interview room.

Here it is.

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