February 20, 2013
Menjivar-Faber 'just another fight'
UFC 157 opponents have history but it's all in the past
By NEIL SPRINGER, QMI Agency

Ivan Menjivar (right) punches Mike Easton during their bantamweight bout at UFC 148 on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Menjivar now has his sights set on Urijah Faber, who he will face at UFC 157 in Anaheim on Saturday night. (Getty)

Though Ivan (Pride of El Salvador) Menjivar’s rematch with Urijah (California Kid) Faber is seven years in the making, he views it as just another fight.

“We are professionals. This is not personal,” Menjivar said over the phone. “So for me, it’s just another fight.

“The less feeling you have in the ring, the better the fight. We are two professional athletes. We are fighting and we will show the people what we can do.”

Menjivar and Faber will meet for a second time on the main card of UFC 157 in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday. The event will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche. Also, Dan Henderson meets Lyoto Machida.



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