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The Laws of the Ring

The Laws of the Ring

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by Urijah Faber, Tim Keown
     
 

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As one of the most exciting, charismatic fighters in MMA, Urijah "The California Kid" Faber is well known for his inventive style and cutting-edge approach to fitness. Outside the ring, his passion has motivated him to open his own fitness center, create a sports clothing line, lead a fight team, and, recently, to coach up-and-coming fighters in the

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As one of the most exciting, charismatic fighters in MMA, Urijah "The California Kid" Faber is well known for his inventive style and cutting-edge approach to fitness. Outside the ring, his passion has motivated him to open his own fitness center, create a sports clothing line, lead a fight team, and, recently, to coach up-and-coming fighters in the television show The Ultimate Fighter. In The Laws of the Ring, part manifesto for success, personal journey, and meditation on a well-lived life, Urijah relates the full story of how he has made a career out of a highly demanding sport. With his thirty-six "Laws of Power," Urijah draws on personal experience to share the life lessons he's learned along his unconventional path—and shows readers how to take those lessons into their own worlds.

Editorial Reviews

Bleacher Report
“An absolute tour de force . . . it won’t just change the way you think about Faber. It will change the way you think about how you’re living your own life.”
Library Journal
Headliner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and former featherweight champion of World Extreme Cagefighting, Faber (aka the California Kid—he's from Sacramento and looks like a surfer) is a mixed martial arts superstar. His book is part life story, part Zen-like meditation on attaining self-awareness, and part self-help. Maybe it will help you but probably best for MMA fans, who are legion, as the 100,000-copy first printing suggests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062112415
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
462,334
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Urijah Faber is one of the most popular mixed martial arts fighters in the world. A former featherweight champ in World Extreme Cagefighting, Urijah is an American mixed martial artist currently fighting as a bantamweight in the UFC. He is the leader of Team Alpha Male, which fights out of his hometown of Sacramento, California.

New York Times bestselling author Tim Keown most recently cowrote Rick Harrison's License to Pawn, and was the cowriter of bestsellers Bad as I Wanna Be by Dennis Rodman and Beyond Belief by Josh Hamilton.

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The Laws of the Ring 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RobbieBobby44 More than 1 year ago
Plenty of people ask: just how intelligent can you be if you LIKE getting into a bloody, brutal fight, literally pummeling the other guy and taking a few nasty shots yourself? Well, everyone knows athletes don't get paid to think but Urijah has an interesting collection of stories to tell. His positive attitude toward life is inspiring because, despite his phenomenal fitness and training, he's suffered some real troubles,too: his parents' divorce, a brother whom his family rescued from a cult that did permanent psychological damage, his sister's serious injury in a car crash, a long-term relationship that never reached the marriage stage, and getting humiliated in his hometown by Jose Aldo's barrage of kicks, as examples. But I cite his battle with Mike Brown, never quitting despite two broken hands, that should encourage anyone and everyone to take away the most important lesson of all: never give up. Always do your best, and be proud of your effort. Final note: Urijah doesn't talk about himself that much in this book. He relates the stories of many people he's encountered and that's vital information, too: people like Joseph Benavidez and Red (the old guy who'd spent decades being a terror to who knows how many people). They're reminders that you must pursue your passion in life and that it's never too late to change yourself if you really want to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Read totally positive, Urijah comes real with it. Inspirational not just for fighters, or fans. This guy really seems to have a selfless attitude in so many things that he does for other people, while still remaining humble. This is a cool book for just about anybody. I was not surprised about the up beat style of the book. What i was surprised about was how much i took away from reading ii. It's like this guy did not just write the book to make money, or tell you all about how cool, tough, or great he is. It is clear he wants the reader to come away with something for themselves. Like no other book i remember reading the theme seems to be one of here is my story and all i have learned, all that i have done Can you benefit from this. In this readers opinion i have not met many people in my 40+ years on this planet who would not. Way to go Urijah thanks. A+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I love him. Hes my inspriation. He makes me want to be a UFC Featherweigh champion just like him. I'm always gonna look up to Urijah. I'm glad i get to watch him fight on TV and on the cage
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laws of the Ring is by far the best book I have ever read, and yes I do read a lot. I Bought this book soley because I am a big fan of Urijah, but it is so much greater than just a fan read. Faber gives an insight on more of his life than many people would, and it makes for a great motivational book. If you're an MMA fan you'll absolutely love this. If you're not an MMA fan, well you'll STILL absolutely love this book! He puts things into such a great perspective and has several different stories (Not only MMA stories) to be great examples. I finished this book in 2 days (would have been one if I hadn't been so busy). I just could not put the book down, and you won't be able to either!! I have already recommended my whole family read it but I also recommend everyone else to read it as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very inspirational book. A must read.