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Urijah Faber is a great fighter, but let's face it his trash talk stinks.  "The California Kid" is trying really hard when it comes to Dominick Cruz but he's too nice to tear into the UFC bantamweight champ.

"People are always asking 'why don't you like him?' there's a bunch of little things, but the bottomline is, I just don't he's that cool," Faber said (1:20 mark).

Faber said Cruz shouldn't be upset by that.

"I'm just being honest dude. That's the way it is," Faber said. "Get the chip off your shoulder. Who cares what I think? You're a UFC world champion, You're a young guy, you're good looking. You got the title for another four months before I swipe it from you, and life is good."

Wait a second. What happened to the trash talk? You're good looking? Come on Urijah.

That's Faber in a nutshell. He's too nice to really smash Cruz, but make no mistake, Faber really dislikes the dude. The banter leading up to the fight should intensify during the early summer.

Faber versus Cruz is the headliner at UFC 132 on July 2nd in Las Vegas. It's lining up as a pretty deep card.

From MMAWeekly's rumor page:

Dominick Cruz vs. Urjiah Faber
B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch
George Sotiropoulos vs. Evan Dunham
Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller
Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman
Ryan Bader vs. Tito Ortiz

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