Drew Dober Admits Having A Newborn Was Able To Give Him ‘Quality’ Training Ahead Of UFC Vegas 80

Drew Dober is looking to bounce back from just his second career loss by KO, as he takes on Ricky Glenn this coming Saturday at UFC Vegas 80.

There are very few fighters that go through their career without suffering a knockout. That means nothing though in the opinion of Dober (26-12, 1NC), as he explained at the UFC Vegas 80 media day. “We had to look at that loss and what caused it but my big thing is it doesn’t represent you as a fighter. Junior Hernandez knocked me out like 10 years ago and do any of you guys know that name? It doesn’t matter, Adriano Martins knocked out Islam Makhachev, where’s he at?

“One knockout doesn’t represent your legacy. It’s not what you do once, it’s what you do often and I’m here to prove Saturday night that we’re still in it.”

Dober has recently become a father to his newborn daughter. The 34-year-old admitted that the added motivation is almost indescribable, but it has stopped him from overworking himself in the gym and burning himself out.

“She was able to slow me down. I have a nasty habit of just overdoing things and just being in the gym too often, now I can’t be. She requests my presence more often than I have time for.

“Now I’m not in the gym, I’m not over trained and so it’s balance. She was able to pull me back and now I have quality work instead of quantity work.”

Watch the full UFC Vegas 80 media day appearance from Drew Dober above.