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" It seems, whenever there are two Brits fighting in the UFC, we always seem to put on a good fight. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" It seems like every problem you can have with an eye, I had. "
" Obviously, every fighter wants to be the world champion, and that's what I want to achieve. "
" Patrick Cote, that would be one way traffic. I'd destroy the guy. "
" As the UFC was getting bigger and bigger, I realized it was a potential career there, and that's what I did. "
" What matters - the only thing that matters - is winning. It's nice to entertain the fans and to gain new ones, especially from the States, but on the night... that's all that matters. "
" Back then in the early '90s, people weren't calling it MMA - we called it Knockdown Sport Budo. "
" I'm very happy with my wrestling. "
" I'm a fighter through and through, and I've got more heart and more determination than anybody. "
" For me, 'The Ultimate Fighter' has been massive. I think it is a fantastic vehicle to find the new talent of tomorrow. "
" There's no shortage of fighting talent in the UFC; that's what makes it such a great organisation, and that's why I'm so proud to be a part of it. "
" The more in shape you are, the harder you can push yourself. "
" I want to be world champion, and that's why I've worked for an entire lifetime to get here. "
" I don't need their love. If they want to boo, let them boo. "
" 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. "
" I've already been KO'd, embarrassed. Nothing is going to be worse than that, so what's to be scared of? "
" If you want to boo, that's your right. Boo. Go ahead. Boo me all day long. "
" I have been involved in this sport since I was eight years old, so, hopefully, I can train and coach athletes down the line. "
" 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'm in a sport where, on their day, anyone can beat anyone else if they are at the top of their own game. "
" I have nothing against America; I love spending time there. I fell in love with the country the very first time I went out there, and I have a lot of fans in the U.S. "
" I'm a proud Brit and a proud Englishman. "
" I fought Dan Henderson in 2009, and I lost, and that was at UFC 100 - UFC 100 was the biggest pay-per-view the company's ever done. 1.6 million pay-per-view buys, watched all over the world, and of course, I get knocked out cold after talking lots of smack leading up to the fight. So I got my just desserts in that one. "
" I'm terrified of having to go back to a day job. And that's why I'm training like a man possessed. Because I want to keep winning. "
" I've had ups and downs in my career, and if you look at it as a bookmaker, the odds of me becoming a world champion were never in my favour, but I never stopped believing in myself and never stopped trying. "
Ups And Downs
" The Liverpool lad Darren Till looked unbelievable in his UFC debut, and he seems like quite a character. "
" I just like doing normal things, going to the shops in Manchester, getting a meal with my girlfriend and kids, going to the cinema. I love Las Vegas and there places, but I couldn't live there. "
" 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. "
" I was a big fan of martial arts movies - Bruce Lee in particular, as cringeworthy as it is. Jean-Claude van Damme was a big inspiration as well - it's a little embarrassing. "