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" All I can do is make sure Demetrious Johnson does the best he can on fight night and goes out and wins his fights. "
" A lot of people might sit back and watch Dominick Cruz doing his footwork, and say, 'Oh, Dominick Cruz just dancing around, and he runs away.' It's a totally different atmosphere until you get in there, and you actually experience it. "
" A lot of people misunderstand what it means to have good cardio. Good cardio is when you are able to push the fight, and I've shown that in all of my fights. "
" As a fighter, I pay very close attention to the amount of marketing that goes into and around my fights, and I can tell you that you'd be hard pressed to find much that has been done to promote me outside of 'TUF 24,' which was minimal in comparison to other fights, fighters, and shows. "
" At one point in time in my career, it was like, 'Oh, he never finishes nobody.' Then, the next thing you know, I'm breaking peoples' arms, making them tap out, and knocking them out. Then, the next thing you know, it's, 'Oh, I don't like his personality.' It's like, 'Okay, well, if you don't like who I am, I can't help you there, buddy.' "
" At the end of the day, I know what my skill set and abilities are, and it's just going to take people a little while to recognize it. Whether that comes around or not, I'm not going to sit here in the corner and pout about it. "
End Of The Day
" At the end of the day, UFC is a business. "
" Before there was a Ronda Rousey, there was a Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg. They finally fought, and we found out who was the baddest woman on the planet, and that was Cris Cyborg. When she hits people, I'm like, 'Whoo!' "
" Coaching 'The Ultimate Fighter' in my weight class, I couldn't do it. I'd basically be coaching people to beat me. I'm going to give you my riddle? "
" Each time I'm training and sparring, I'm always pushing myself to submit my training partners. "
" For every champion, after you win the belt, you want to defend it as many times as possible. "
" For me, I don't need to juice to make weight for my fights. I just do it for the health benefits - to keep my body healthy and to get my greens in me. "
" For me, you look at the beginning of his career, the man couldn't even make weight. That's how I found out about Henry Cejudo to begin with. 'Oh, Henry Cejudo misses weight again.' I'm like, who's this guy who keeps missing weight. When the UFC signed him, I was like, 'Great, you guys signed another guy who can't make 125.' "
" Honestly, I would love to fight Henry Cejudo. You've got that gold medalist in the Olympics, I would love to test myself against that. "
" Honestly, just all the love and respect from the fans, that's always the biggest thing that puts a smile on my face. "
" I always loved playing video games. It was something my mom did, and my sister played as well. "
" I believe me being married, having a life outside of fighting, gives me a mental break. "
" I can eat whatever I want, and I don't get over 145 pounds. A lot of the guys who fight at 125 pounds, they get pretty big, and when it gets closer to the fight, they're walking around at 135 pounds. For me, I try to stay the same weight I typically walk around at. "
" I come from one of the great coaches - Matt Hume, Brad Kertson - and my skill set is well-rounded. "
" I do have my cheat meals. I have Oreos inside the house right now, and I have beer and fried chicken and waffles. All that good stuff. But once it comes down to when I really want to get in shape and get lean, I'll eat clean and go with whole foods. "
" I do not like getting hit. I can take a hit, but I don't want to damage my brain if I don't have to. "
" I don't allow people's outlook on me dictate what I do in my life and how I live my life. "
" I don't bash my company. I don't bash my opponents. I don't miss weight. "
" I don't care about being the champ champ. I want to be the only consecutive 12-time defending champion in any mixed martial arts promotion. "
" I don't care if my opponents are cheating or not. "
" I don't have small goals; I just have goals, and it's, one, stay healthy; and two, have a very successful career. "
" I don't like to disrespect people or my opponents. Anything can happen. "
" I don't need to tell any one of you guys that I can do what I can do. I'll just show it to you guys, and if you want a little sneak peak, come watch me work out. That's how I do my thing. "
" I don't want to say I was ever scared to voice my opinion. I was just trying to make a good example, I guess you could say. And even when I'm more outspoken, I believe that I am still making a good example for younger athletes and also future athletes. "
" I'd rather have head stomps and kicks to the head on the ground rather than elbows because I think to kick someone in the head while they're laying on their back is very hard. Elbows are easy. You can be here, and I just cut you and won the fight. "
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