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" My opinion, football is the most dangerous sport there is. After that, I'll give it to probably boxing. "
" I feel like a lot of my fans hold high expectations of me when it comes to inside the Octagon - not so much outside of the Octagon - but I feel like most of my performances are pretty dominant, so I don't feel like I have the luxury to not perform in an extremely impressive fashion. "
" I am an athlete in every sense of the word. Athlete, martial artist. "
" The moment I let fear slip in is the moment that the fights are gonna start getting closer and closer. "
" As long as I'm taking care of my family and breaking records and continuing to excel and continuing to find new endorsements - everything's working. "
" I wouldn't argue that Anderson Silva is the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA. "
" I'm here to fight; I'm not here to protect whether you think I'm a good person or not. I've given up on that. "
" I will get out there and train harder than anyone, five times a day sometimes. You have to be a special person to do that - like, special forces, military maybe. "
" Life is supposed to be about love and good times, and so I've forgiven myself after paying the consequences of my bad decisions, and I'm ready to move forward and allow my life to be a light to others that it's never over, even for a person like me, who has lost a tremendous amount of respect among my peers, my fans, my friends and family. "
" I want to take this time to thank Daniel Cormier for being my biggest rival and motivator. He has absolutely no reason to hang his head. He has been a model champion, a model husband, a model father, a teammate, a leader, and I aspire to be a lot more like that man, because he's an amazing human being. "
" I don't believe a champion is the biggest, baddest, meanest dude in the world. I think the champion is like a warrior; it's like the head knight or lead samurai: humble men of integrity, respect, and honor that treat people kindly. "
" Fitness really changed my life. "
" I absolutely hate when people mention Rashad Evans. "
" I'll fight anywhere, man. "
" In my mind, I've never lost a fight. "
" You have to turn the lemons life gives you into lemonade, and you have to take time to sit back and enjoy it. "
" When you say, 'When you're wrong, you're wrong,' I would 100 percent agree. I've always handled my punishments head on. "
" I feel as if I'm God's champion, and I have a lot of pride in that. "
" I was never popular. I always kind of wanted to be accepted with the rich kids, with the cool kids, and I never had that. "
" My parents always kept us in the house. We weren't allowed to spend the night at other people's houses. We were sheltered kids. "
" I genuinely wanted to be an inspiration to other people and inspire people and be a role model. "
" I would study the best, the most flashy, the guys that had that flair, the guys that had that wow. I'd study those fighters, and I made up my mind that I'd be all of those at once. "
" It's not my business what other people think of me. "
" The higher the risk, the higher the reward. "
" A champion without his belt is like a knight without his sword. I've got to have it. "
" I'm extremely confident. I do believe my own hype. And I'm working towards making it true. "
" Growing up, I was poor. In college, I was poor. I never had anything. "
" It was really tough being in jail. It doesn't get much lower. You're in a filthy room. The food is terrible, and you're surrounded by people who have done all types of crazy crimes. You have nothing that belongs to you, not even your own underwear. It's just terrible. "
" I would love to fight Brock Lesnar. He's a massive dude. "
" I just need to be myself and allow things to happen. If it's God's will, good things will happen. "
" Fighting is not what I do - it's who I am. It's what I was meant to do, what I was meant to be. I knew that right after my first MMA practice. "