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" It seems like every problem you can have with an eye, I had. "
" I'm a proud Brit and a proud Englishman. "
" The more in shape you are, the harder you can push yourself. "
" People write me off, and yet then, when I fight people, my opponents have a completely different opinion of me afterwards. "
" I always wanted to be the champion, and I had belief in myself that I could achieve it. But along the way, of course, you've also got to be a realist. You lose a couple of fights here and there, and you think maybe it's not going to happen. "
" In my teenage years, I started kickboxing, then did a little boxing. When the UFC and MMA exploded in the early 2000s in the U.S.A. and Japan, I saw a way to make money and a career. "
" Without wishing to sound arrogant, when I was younger, I used to win every single martial arts tournament I ever entered. I used to enter the under 14s and under 16s, win both gold medals in those, and then go in the men's tournament just for experience, and end up getting a silver medal. "
" Obviously, every fighter wants to be the world champion, and that's what I want to achieve. "
" UFC has done a fantastic job of establishing the biggest leading brand in mixed martial arts. Years ago, many people didn't know what MMA was nor understand the sport. "
" I can wrestle a little bit, but I'm not Chael Sonnen. "
" As the UFC was getting bigger and bigger, I realized it was a potential career there, and that's what I did. "
" You've got to sell fights; you've got to be entertaining. "
" There will always be a place for 'The Ultimate Fighter.' "
" Financially, I've done very well doing what I do. I've got plenty of money in the bank. I've got gigs with FOX doing analyst work, media work. The UFC has been very kind to me. Ultimately, however, I want to be world champion. I have to achieve that to validate my entire career. "
" Back then in the early '90s, people weren't calling it MMA - we called it Knockdown Sport Budo. "
" I worked in factories, slaughterhouses, as an upholsterer. I did demolition work, was a postman, was a tiler, a plasterer. I even sold double-glazing door-to-door. But I always dreamed of being a world champion, first of all as a boxer. "
" For me, 'The Ultimate Fighter' has been massive. I think it is a fantastic vehicle to find the new talent of tomorrow. "
" A long time ago, I had a bird that annoyed me, and the bird had to go. The bird's neck was snapped. I would also snap Conor McGregor's neck in a similar fashion. "
" When everybody fought Anderson Silva in the past, they were terrified of him. Absolutely terrified. That's part of the reason why he was so successful. "
" The Liverpool lad Darren Till looked unbelievable in his UFC debut, and he seems like quite a character. "
" I have been involved in this sport since I was eight years old, so, hopefully, I can train and coach athletes down the line. "
" For so many years, people have used the expression 'poster boy of British MMA,' but I've never seen myself as that; I certainly never described myself as that. "
" Some people are born for a certain thing. And for me, unfortunately, I wish it was something a bit more artistic or whatever, but I was a born fighter. That's what kept me coming back. It makes me feel alive. And, I just know, there is nothing I do better in this world than fight. "
" I've been on both sides of the boos. "
" Omelettes, I'd say, are my secret weapon in terms of diet: I love them, they're nice and easy to make, they're very nutritious, and they're low in carbs. "
" A lot of people get up to the top of the pile, maybe get one No. 1 contender match-up, and if they lose, they drift into obscurity. I lost, and I went back a bit. But I built myself back up. Three times. "
" The underdog status suits me just fine. "
" Best move is probably the flying knee I used in the Ultimate Fighter semi-final v Ross Pointon in 2006. "
" I want to be world champion, and that's why I've worked for an entire lifetime to get here. "
" If you want to boo, that's your right. Boo. Go ahead. Boo me all day long. "
" People say sometimes that I'm distracted. I'm not distracted. I'm being smart. I'm capitalizing while the iron is hot. That's why I'm trying to do movies. I do the podcast. I do a radio show. I work on FOX. I have a gym; I have a lot of things going on. That's because when I'm done, I want to be set up. "