It makes a difference when you've got more than two months versus two weeks to train for a particular opponent.
The term trash talk is such an American thing. I still laugh at it.
Movement is meditation. Move to win.
Boxing is going to have to catch up with the kind of things UFC is doing. They're getting left behind.
I am cocky in prediction, I am confident in preparation but I am always humble in victory or defeat.
I knew I'd be in the UFC since I started my career.
I keep having vivid dreams of success. Then it's time to sleep.
I think we should all focus on who we are, what we want to do, and do it. That is my way. I don't know why anyone would want to do that politics stuff.
You don't get to be world champion unless you do that.
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.
Ask José Mourinho, he wouldn't know a thing about me, my sport -- he knows football, and to get to high levels you have to be insane, nothing else means anything.
To do anything to a high level it has to be total obsession.
To do anything to a high level, it has to be total obsession.
I like looking good. But it's also about the feeling, right?
I'm just looking to learn, grow, stay focused, and become a better fighter and a better athlete.
I want to negotiate what I'm worth. I want to put my analytics forward, man-to-man, and to be like, 'This is what I'm owed now. Pay me.' And then we can talk.
I run New York City!
I've read a lot of books on the laws of attraction, and in my home I have a big book on Muhammad Ali, which I've read, because he is like a hero of mine, but other than that, no, I'm not a big reader.
Muhammad Ali is a legend, a hero of mine.
The left paw has done me well over the years. I'm not a scientist, I'm a martial artist.
People are so caught in a routine, doing the same things over and over.
I love money because I've earned it. I won sixty G's with my first knockout -- and the week before, I was collecting social welfare.
Yeah, the Mac Life... it's about sipping some tea, getting together with the knitting circle. You know I like origami, right? That's how you get to be notorious.
The only time my records are going to be broken is by my own spawn. I'm going be training that child out the womb.
Life's a rollercoaster. You're up one minute; you're down one minute. But who doesn't like rollercoasters?
We're the only animal that wakes up and doesn't stretch.
When you're faced with an opponent, the media asks the questions, and I answer truthfully. I don't hold back.
I always teach myself calm and visualization stuff.
You beat him verbally. You beat him mentally, and then finally, you beat him physically. That's the three ways to beat a man.
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.
Speed is the essence of war.
Always be civil, but with a plan to neutralise everyone in the room.
If you are the best, you must go that extra mile.
I plot my ascent daily.
I don't worry about my opponent or their game, I worry about my game.
Know yourself, to know others.
You are either the best. Or you are the worst. There is no in between.
Do I hate my opponents? How can I hate someone who has the same dreams as me?
Keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.
Don't impersonate. Innovate.
My success isn't a result of arrogance. It's a result of belief.
Smart work pays best. Trust it.
Pressure is an illusion, but I like that illusion of pressure.
I have never encountered a winner that held hate towards something.
Be passionate, be optimistic, be grateful.
I don't relax, I don't celebrate. I sit and plot.
It's not really that much big of a deal -- you brush it off and you come back. Defeat is the secret ingredient to success.
I am comfortable in the uncomfortable.
Excellence is not a skill, excellence is an attitude.
You must improvise, adapt, and overcome.
I'm cocky in prediction, I'm confident in preparation, but I am always humble in victory or defeat.
I stay ready so I don't have to get ready.
At the end of the day you gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable.
Failure is not an option for me. Success is all I envision.
I believe in myself so much that nothing is going to stop me.
I fear no man. If you breathe oxygen, I do not fear you.
We're not just here to take part, we're here to take over.
I have visualised my imagination so clearly and so consistently that it has manifested itself into my reality.
There's people that focus on the game and forget about the art. There's that specific special individual that can do both.
I am fearless.
I'm definitely on the pursuit of perfection. I will always be learning.
You can take on the world in a good suit.
My dream is to be World Lightweight Champion in the UFC. Have more money than I know what to do with. And have a great life for my kids, grandkids, and everyone in my family.
Real champions fight through adversity.
Face adversity head on in your training and you will conquer it smoothly in your fight.
The support gets me to the gym but the doubt keeps me there.
When I prepare, I am not messing around. I find the right places, the right people, and the right environment. Iceland is one of those places.
I carry the flag of Ireland all the time. I want to represent my country.
I used to pretend that my Peugeot driving to the gym in the rain in Dublin was a Ferrari on the Vegas strip.
I'm just a kid that defied the odds. I'm just a kid that ignored the doubt. I'm just a kid from a little place in Dublin, Ireland, that went all the way, and I'm going to continue to go all the way.
I pursue this dream and carry on. I don't dwell too much on the outside, I just focus on the inside.
There's two things I really like to do and that's whoop ass and look good. I'm doing one of them right now and on Saturday night, I'm doing the other.
Doubt is only removed by action. If you're not working then that's when doubt comes in.
I guess I have a little bit of an ego. I'm confidently cocky, you might say.
Movement for me is meditation.
Be spontaneous, be creative, go out and have fun, let things happen naturally.
Look out for those who look out for you. Loyalty is everything.
I work hard and fight easy.