Faber: 'attitude of gratitude' key to latest wins


Urijah Faber is on a impressive four fight win streak in the bantamweight division and will next fight for the world title on February 2nd. Faber thanks his attitude adjustment as a key to his recent success:

"The California Kid" said his mind wasn't in the right place leading into the UFC interim bantamweight title fight, which he lost via unanimous decision. And he heard the chatter about how he wasn't supposed to get another title shot any time soon.

At that point, the former WEC featherweight champion decided it was time for a change.

"I have to have an attitude of gratitude and not miss opportunities," Faber said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "And that's what my 2013 was about, and that was my biggest difference with the rest of my fights you've seen since then and the one you're going to see on Feb. 1."

As anyone who follows MMA could tell you, Faber had a killer 2013, winning four fights and putting himself back within shouting distance of a title shot. That opportunity came sooner than expected, when Dominick Cruz had to pull out of his bout with Barao at UFC 169 and relinquish his title.

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MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

1/22/14 9:39 PM by MasterofMartialArts

Right, and then after that he had to go through either Cruz or Aldo to get the belt back, and was unsuccessful. His career never really declined, he just lost the belt. But since then he has beaten everybody but the current champs.

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1/22/14 9:37 PM by MasterofMartialArts


TwentyNineTwentyEight site profile image  

1/22/14 9:28 PM by TwentyNineTwentyEight

Win or lose, his work ethic is to be admired. It's been that way his entire career.

Acecool72 site profile image  

1/22/14 4:10 PM by Acecool72

Yeah that brown he threw that back fist and let himself wide open.....but of all his fights iv never seen him in a boring fight

KingofBJJ site profile image  

1/22/14 3:19 PM by KingofBJJ

Actually that's not that. He lost the belt to Mike Brown in the WEC.  Before that he lost to Tyson Griffin for the Gladiator Title.

KidPittsburgh site profile image  

1/22/14 2:17 PM by KidPittsburgh

Anything I say about Urijah Faber at this point would just be all BEEP! BEEP! BEEEEP! BEEP-BEEP! BEEPY!

Another Foob site profile image  

1/22/14 2:15 PM by Another Foob

If you look at the context of each match, Faber has one of the best records in history of the game. I'd really like to see him get a UFC belt on his list of accomplishments.

TFK_HossPearson site profile image  

1/22/14 2:11 PM by TFK_HossPearson

Broken rib in first round followed by a competitive decision loss?