Faber: ‘attitude of gratitude’ key to latest wins

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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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