6.28: Inside the Cage -- Urijah Faber
"The California Kid" discusses his preparation for his title fight with Dominick Cruz at UFC 132, and the bad blood that exists between the rivals.
And we say welcome to a special edition of inside the -- giant Jim -- while we celebrate -- -- finest. And that means drive -- from the 916 He is here and ready to talk a little UFC 132. Yet Dominick Cruz coming up here your lap. That's a big you have to battle before He took them down in 2007 what did you learn from that fight. -- You know basically the guys beatable. Right now is that 71 that's easily Watson. And. You know again -- -- it so other than that he's changed a lot as a fighter I've changed a lot as a fighter -- headed for weight classes and different nations though. Why things are different but the bottom line is that we like each other. We both know we want to use He strapped the bad blood with you and cruise isn't there a little bit how much trash talk -- into play when you guys had gathering. There's quite -- trash talk it's more of just that having Gator act. If people ask you questions in and just being honest you know so the bottom line is. We don't really get along and it's agree it's a great story line it's. It's going to be getting their plates and now like that doesn't happen very often Alley most people could have hit. And now this guy you don't say go after it now you did mention the fact that this is a different weight class and that you guys have changed his fighters. You're little you drop down now what is the difference in you as a fighter from when you took a lot of at the bantamweight. I would say the biggest improvements that may have been. The list and that I've worked my chain of acetone over the last how many years now and indeed needs abounds in. And just overall my my game has been picked damage due to strong mind but wrestling my mind mixing and everything togethers is really coming along and. I'm at a new week -- is always trying to. Waitresses they competitive under 45 pounds -- smaller guy. Trying to find ways to Witten and now I've got every advantage in and I have the stuff less ovals and I'm really. My peak performance way walking around and -- have to have a pretty heavy cat. You rate back up there. So if you get ready for UFC 132 we know that. You know you look at the BC you were there you look at king of the cage you've got that. What does it mean to be in the UFC what does it mean if you get the bantamweight title -- He -- They did it titles some leveler for a long time in the year's season. You know wasn't sure what was gonna happen it did a great job with wc in promoting and pumping it and you know as always the best fighters of those weight classes but the notoriety wasn't there so. UC strap is something I've wanted since that watts are watching the sport when I was you know junior high in. In India on the -- before and so. Basically it's it's a lifelong dream it means everything to me. You talked about working out with your training staff all the talk about the Sacramento. And and type of people that watch it there it's a great crew people in the 916. Team alpha males got a lot of support but how good is Sacramento as a as a USC now. -- incredible. Only the people sacked and I just love the support there the local guys and and we put together a great team who got guys. Any case TO Chad and is just -- -- in the it is and -- a whole host of up and comers that are. I'll climb in the ring Erickson and making their names so it's great to have the crowd behind us in the end in I feel like the community really supports its athletes and and where were were doing a proud. In human major young guy -- 32 but in the fight game. Little different at the age of 32. You're kind of considered an all time I would imagine -- that eight. What is it like seeing some of the young guys who are coming up in the in UFC. Fight in the octagon they've got to be -- annual starry night sometimes yeah. You know we see a lot of these guys I mean some of my best training partners are just graduating high school at this point is that that. If He pettis and Eric coach in and if these little brother Sergio who just graduated high school come down and give you look for some sparring in. And you know coax when He too if -- 23 -- Brothers. Eighteen and I got them both over Alice is who is accused do list -- What I think maybe 1010 -- eleven and he's one of my top three dollars and it's it's crazy to see that the way the sports come along the top levels it's going to be incredible. Each year is gonna grow in each generations and you better better and it's called me when I'm right now I mean I feel incredible and -- got along create left but I've got a lot that's where also. Now at 32 how many more years -- left in the tank. And that's really just gonna come down -- how I feel you know you get guys like Randy Couture who started the Patriot 34 in. Did Henderson is still buying it like forty in. And guys that are retiring like. Like that uses is just kind of teetering out now forty and it took the Dallas forty wanted. I think -- in the right around 3530. Sevenths like that and we'll see how my body feels and 98 -- I -- -- this team. Not the plan flags either. All right well there you have it right here right Faber UFC 132 sacked town's finest there is little question that. Takes on Dominick Cruz in the bantamweight you know what that's a lefty in one of those right there he's been there.