I'm just looking to learn, grow, stay focused, and become a better fighter and a better athlete.
You might win some, you might lose some. But you go in, you challenge yourself, you become a better man, a better individual, a better fighter.
Life is about growing and improving and getting better.
I enjoy competition. I enjoy challenges. If a challenge is in front of me and it appeals to me, I will go ahead and conquer it.
The more you seek the uncomfortable, the more you will become comfortable.
I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I'm inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.
The thing about the truth is, not a lot of people can handle it.
I guess I have a little bit of an ego. I'm confidently cocky, you might say.
My success isn't a result of arrogance - it's a result of belief.
I'm not going to get somewhere and say, 'OK, I'm done.' Success is never final; I'll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I'm going to the stars and then past them.
I wish everyone well, but you need to focus on yourself. You need to stop putting your hand out. Everyone wants hand outs. Everyone wants things for free. You've got to put in the work. You've got to grind. You've got go through the struggle, and you've got to get it.
To do anything to a high level, it has to be total obsession.
I don't feel pressure in a negative way. I like pressure. I feel excitement and calm at the same time. No pressure, no diamonds. I want pressure: pressure creates drama, creates emotion.
I train and I go home, and when I'm home, I think about training. That's my life every day, and that's it.
If you deserve it, go get it.
If you are surrounded by your competition and you are outworking these people, outmaneuvering these people, it's hard not to let your confidence take over. It just builds and builds and builds.
Any top-level athlete, it's always the same. There's always that hint of arrogance there... It's hard to be humble when you're the best.
When I say something's going to happen, it's going to happen.
I am not afraid of saying something and going and pursuing it. That's it. I see it in my mind. I say it out loud. I go and do it.
Yes, sir, no, sir, clock in, clock out. Why were you late? Why are you not in today? That's not how humans are supposed to live.
Life's a rollercoaster. You're up one minute; you're down one minute. But who doesn't like rollercoasters?
Competition gives me energy. It keeps me focused.
I am fearless.
'This guy's a clown! He's just all talk!' I've heard that many times in my career. And then they're sleeping in the middle of the octagon.