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I know for a fact entertainment is more important than winning.
I like to take chances.
When I’m done, I want to be known as the fighter that everybody wishes they could’ve seen live.
I want to fight Khabib. I think I’m one of the biggest threats to his title.
It’s life or death for me every single time I step in the cage.
I’ve been telling people I need to start smiling to my opponents and shaking hands and just being nice, so then when the bell rings, I catch them off-guard, because I used to catch people off-guard, but everyone’s ready now.
When you fight me, you aren’t going to be able to be so careful. They better block their face and knock me out. I’m going to hit them, kick them. I’m going to come forward. They’ll have to run, literally run, backwards. That’s the only way to get away from me. And eventually you’re going to run into the cage.
I’m a great defensive wrestler.
I’m so much better than James Vick.
I have a human services bachelors degree and I want to work social work, I want to work with at-risk youth.
I think Khabib is going to take him down immediately, or create some kind of scramble immediately. I don’t think Poirier stops his takedowns.
I love reading comments online.
I am a Division I All-American wrestler, but I wrestled college wrestling matches, seven minutes long. If I was to go in there and wrestle for seven minutes of a fight, a 25-minute fight, you’re not getting nothing out of me for the rest of the time.
I want to prove I’m the best in the world.
I got into wrestling when I was four years old.
In hindsight, I’d love to be undefeated still, but that’s not what this sport is.
You have to learn how to fight through when it sucks and it’s really hard.
Me and my brother, as anybody who’s a twin will tell you… it’s a competitive relationship. Ours is really competitive.
What I do is not for the faint of heart, but I’m a different breed.
I could lose and it could be the best fight ever, it still does great things for me.
This is a making-money business, and the only way to make money is knocking people out. Lying on someone? That’s pathetic to me. You gotta drop a bomb.
I don’t fight to win or lose. I fight to entertain people.
I’m not an idiot.
I get paid by the fight, not by the minute.
Georges St-Pierre’s doing it the best. He made his money, made his name, and now he’s able to make money not fighting. That’s what I want to do.
I’m hoping to earn enough to buy a few properties, that way I can make money that way and I want to do social work.
I’m not larger than life, my personality is not larger than life, I promise you. But when I fight I am larger than life, I promise you that.
I love the sport, I’m a fan of MMA, I’ve been a fan of MMA since before I started it, I was a fan of Eddie Alvarez before I started fighting, so just the culmination of events that have transpired in my life through hard work, through specifically hard work, it’s just, I’m happy.
I watched the UFC way back in the day, before there were time limits. I always knew it’s what I wanted to do some day.
To be a superstar you have to win and you have to have something special. For me, I hope that knocking people out is my something special because I can’t sell myself, per se, and become a different person on camera and a different person off camera.
You will regret not seeing me fight live.
You only have to go on a couple message boards to know what the fans want, and the fans want you to put it on the line and to entertain them.
I want to be a fighter, this is what I love to do, but it’s totally taxing on the body and the mind. Especially the mind.
A lot of people say I’m reckless and I take too many shots. I take shots on the forehead. There’s nothing wrong with that. It puts me in punching range.
I wanted to take the short road to the top, and I think I’m doing that.
I want to be the world champion.
It sucks to say it, but if I was to go out there and get outclassed by James Vick, I’d have to hang them up. He’s not good, he’s slow.
I should never be trying to avoid something in a fight, especially something I’m good at.
When I lose, I’ll get knocked out. It won’t be because I got outworked or outskilled or anything like that.
I’m a coachable person. I don’t like to lead myself. I’ve been taught by great people, and I was able to listen to them.
Twenty-five minutes is a long time to stay focused. It’s really something I had to work on to go in there and not get complacent for 2 seconds or 5 seconds or 1 second. That’s all it takes.
I respect the boss.
Barboza is up there. He’s a scary fight, but I like being scared. And that’s a fight that me, as a fan, would want to see. I know how much fans would love something like that. So I’ll go out there and try to finish that dude with leg kicks.
I’m not infallible. Never will be.
I want to go to Brazil, I want to fight top Brazilians in Brazil. I want to go to Russia, fight Khabib in Russia.
I’m very levelheaded.
I wrestled Jordan Burroughs two times – Jordan Burroughs had a hell of a time trying to take me down. I stopped his double leg numerous times. And he also, probably, fractured my sternum – from me trying to stop him.
I win and lose in one way. And that’s either putting them to sleep or putting it on the line and going to sleep.
I’ll worry about things I can control.
Do I think people are sleeping on me? Absolutely.
Everyone knows I’m going to come in there and I’m going to stop your takedowns.
Skill wise, there’s nobody that’s gonna outwork me.
I want the biggest fights possible.
The way you stop a takedown in wrestling is to meet force with force. You don’t try to go away.
I wish I was fighting Jason High in his hometown. I would put him to sleep in front of all his fans. He’s mainly a wrestler, but I’m an All-American wrestler. So I’m really not worried about Jason High.