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I gain strength out of familiar surroundings.
I never believed I was the best fighter in the world.
I’ve already fought my share. God gave me a rich, eventful career, and I thank God for everything, but I’m done fighting.
I try to perform honestly during the fight, and I always remember that I’m a representative of Russia. I try not to bring any aggression. Just honesty.
I have fought all over the world, and I am excited to be in ‘EA Sports MMA’ because this game is going to show the global appeal of mixed martial arts.
I have no special strategy. I can just wait to see what my opponent offers.
In my opinion, faith helps in many contexts.
A true athlete is someone who doesn’t just stop training when they stop competing. It’s a way of life, and they keep in shape just to keep up that standard.
Actually, when I fought in PRIDE, we had the best fighters in the world. Back then, the UFC had a very serious and big crisis; they were going through some tough times trying to get top fighters. All the best fighters were in PRIDE.
It’s essential for a fighter to go separately and just focus on training away from everybody else.
Cain Velasquez, he has some technical difficulties, but he has ambition, and he’s fearless. He wants to win so badly, and he’s in great condition. He’s a thinking fighter.
I am the face and ambassador of sambo. The organization I’m working is trying really hard to make sambo a sport on the Olympian level.
In terms of Rogers, I can’t comment on how other fighters in the UFC would fare with Brett Rogers because that’s just speculation.
With my victory, I must always remember that I glorify God.
I always remember that I am a representative of my country, and I always think about the culture I’m bringing to people.
It is God who gives us the opportunity to win and to get victories.
While I’m an athlete and while I’m fighting actively, I don’t intend to pursue a career in politics. What happens after that, we’ll see. But I don’t have an intention to do both at the same time.
The UFC didn’t want me to fight there so what could I do? We were unable to make a deal. They offered unacceptable conditions.
Most importantly, you have to stay true to yourself as well as those fans who made you who you are as an athlete.
As far as the UFC, if they offer us a fair deal, then we would be open to fighting in the UFC.
I’m very grateful to God for what he gives me. Victories, remarkable victories, but you have to go through the defeats. That is why I praise God for everything.
I don’t know how much the other fighters make. But I need to tell you that, for myself, money is not the first consideration.
UFC is a moneymaking machine. The most important thing for this organization is a brand and its marketing. They have a couple of good fighters, and there are also some very good champions, but they are trying to keep everyone at the same level. The most important thing for them is the promotion, not the fighters.
I try and make it possible for beginners to start training MMA and not be scared of it as a sport. I try to actually give them the skill set that is necessary – to feel comfortable, maybe not on a big level. And not just Russia, but worldwide.
The first thing I saw was that Brett Rogers had his way very quickly – in 20 seconds – with a UFC champion, Andrei Arlovski.
For every athlete, it is very important to be able to engage in their favorite thing, give all the best in training, performing in competitions, defending the honor of the motherland.
People are making judgements about Russian people based on me. This is why I never allow myself any aggression towards my opponent.
I’ve never considered myself as a legend – just a simple man with heart.
As human beings, our lives should be in retrospect with God.
If people think they’ve found my biggest weakness, let them try to take advantage of it.