Urijah Faber talks TUF 15: I'm going to beat Dominick Cruz mentally before beating him physicallyPosted on January 1, 2012, 02:05 PM by Joey Santosus
Perennial Bantamweight contender Urijah Faber, who will coach opposite division Champion Dominick Cruz on The Ultimate Fighter 15, discusses his expectations for the show, and shares his thoughts on spending 12 weeks with his long-time rival. Faber admits he's "not too excited" about hanging out with Cruz for an extended period of time, but says he looks forward to being able to get into the champ's head before beating his physically at the finale. Photo: Scott Hirano
"I think it will be fun. I'm not necessarily too excited about hanging out with him, per se, but being able to get into his head and, basically, beat him mentally and then beat him physically is going to be a nice stretch of time. I think I'm the more creative guy. I'm not necessarily a big prankster, but if that's what it calls for, I'm going to win at everything, period. I'm not going to be fazed by anything he does. He's going to make some stupid jokes, he's going to make - whatever it is he does, it's water off my back. I'm not worried about that. I think the interesting part is going to be how he adjusts. ... I'll be fine in a new environment. I mean, I'll sit down with the guy and have a beer, it's just, the whole time I'm thinking about punching the guy in the chin."