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My hope is in God.
That’s how I live my life, with belief. I am a winner.
Having three kids at home is sometimes like dealing with Democrats and Republicans when you’re choosing a restaurant.
Any fight that I have can be the last, or it can be the beginning.
If you regret a mistake, don’t just make that mistake again. Look at it and learn from it and grow from it.
Everything you do involves sacrifice. My work is to honor my principles, my opponent, and what I believe in. I stand for it, I fight, and I try to get better every day as a human being.
Training for five-round fights is too much for the body.
I learned that education and sport are the bedrock for any person, but education comes first, no doubt about it.
The way I want to be remembered is not the way I will be, and I’m cool with that.
Training is what sacrifices. I see that in my body.
I don’t think Apple would be making the computers, the iPhone, being the top electronics company it is, if Steve Jobs didn’t have some regrets over mistakes he made and learned to overcome them.
I have lots of business outside of the Octagon, and I’m looking to have fun.
The worst thing in life is not to die but to live with bitterness.
My heart is so peaceful.
In the natural life, we eat, we drink water, we give birth, we pay taxes. In the spiritual life, we can only reach it by faith.
People say, ‘Oh, so you should retire.’ Yeah, you want me to retire so you won’t get knocked out. I won’t retire.
I thank God every day.
I’d like to thank Jesus. He’s the one who changed my life.
You’re going to have to swallow Vitor Belfort. I’m going to reinvent myself and come back different every time.
I made some adaptations, as I combined karate with my boxing game. I’m adding a couple of nice things from Shotokan to my game.
Training is very tiring.
We don’t have any kind of sponsors. The players invest themselves. They need money. They need resources… That’s why, in sports and teams, they have sponsors – in soccer, in the NFL. Everyone has sponsors who invest and help to pay daily expenses.
Life is about seasons, and I think you got to know the seasons.
By the time I was 17 years old, I already had my black belt.
Eighteen years doing this, my friend. Eighteen years – combat sport. I think you will not find this in history, I believe.
My idea is to have two bases. I keep my family in Rio, and when I have a fight scheduled, I will come to Vegas to train here at Xtreme Couture, which I consider the best place for a MMA fighter to be.
The truth is the Vintage Vitor never left.
We need to reinvent ourselves.
The one thing the fans wanted to see is me getting the title shot.
You never show what you are going to do; you always do what the opponent doesn’t expect.
My body is not the same anymore for training. It’s too much pain. I did more than 14 surgeries. I left everything in the Octagon.
I’m a proper man.
I’ll focus on my training, no matter who I fight.
I’d fight any beast in the jungle, you know?
I’m very proud to tell you guys I have been accepted into Stanford University, one of the main institutions of learning and research in the world.
I want to create a better environment for the kids who look up to me. I want them to know I’m not a perfect man, but I am a man who is willing to pay the price to do what is right. That’s who I am.
I’m able to fight anywhere.
The Holy Spirit gives me everything I need.
I was the youngest champion of the UFC.
Everybody knows that people cheat, but I don’t.
I do believe my legacy outside of the Octagon is just as good as it is inside of it.
My mindset as an athlete and as a man is to accept what God is asking me to do and to live my life expressing God’s word.
Some things really don’t matter.
What I want is the belt. It doesn’t matter who has it.
I have a life of sacrifice. I don’t have a normal social life.
I don’t even think in the future, pay-per-view is going to exist. You see Netflix and Amazon and what they’re doing, and that’s a model I think is going to grow and grow.
The sweet feeling is knowing that nobody gave me anything for free.
Life is politics.
I believe the reason why I fight in Brazil is because I sell a lot in Brazil.
Sometimes I flashback and say, ‘Wow I’m still doing this. Wow, it’s crazy.’ And I’m very thankful, but I think my body needs a rest.
With Carlson Gracie, who saw something in me, I started learning and loved mixing together the martial arts.
Legacy is not what I did for myself. It’s what I’m doing for the next generation.
I have had regrets along the way, but when I leave this sport, I’ll do so with my head held high. I know I gave it my heart and soul, and I tried to learn and be better every day.
I lost a lot of money with sponsors.
It’s not about motivation. It’s about what’s driven inside of you.