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The younger generation of fighters, they want to try to make a name for themselves. They want to be something that they’re not.
Indifference is what death is for us as fighters.
UFC have the best fighters.
I’m probably not going to be popular with the fighters with this one, but my biggest problem is guys playing it safe. I understand it from a coach‘s standpoint and a manager’s standpoint. I understand why you’d want to play it safe and want to win the fight, win every fight. I get it.
The fans, man, the fans have a little different way of thinking. They really applaud the spirit of fighters, and that put a huge influence on the type of energy I fought with, rather than if I won or lost. America’s a real win-or-lose culture, where with the Japanese, fighting with spirit is enough.
The UFC makes about 99 percent of the money, and the rest goes to the fighters. That one percent ain’t nothing compared to what they make on merchandising, on pay-per-view, and everything else they make around the world.
I have single-handedly provided job opportunities and training to 200 Indian fighters who were doing nothing but misusing their strength on the streets or in underground illegal fight clubs.
Some people believe I have an automatic advantage over other female MMA fighters, so they think ‘well she has to be stronger, because she used to be a male,’ but if they look into the science of it and what the hormones do to the body, to the male body once taken over a period of time… it dissipates.
You don’t see a lot of fighters with no or little experience getting to be on the main card. I know that’s an incredible honor, but at the same time, I know my worth, and I know my value.
There are lots of jiu-jitsu fighters who finish fights and have good MMA jiu-jitsu, but I think I’ve applied techniques which I can teach other people.
A lot of fighters just go to the gym and spar or wrestle, but they forget about their conditioning. Things like that cause lots of injuries.
I haven‘t had the recognition I deserve. You can go back to anybody‘s career – Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, David Haye, Amir Khan, Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Steve Collins, Naseem Hamed. My record is better than all of theirs. I’ve won against more unbeaten fighters than any of them, had more exciting fights.
I so admire the discipline, the work ethic, and the sacrifices fighters make to master all aspects of mixed martial arts.
Fighters like Broner and Gervonta want all of the spotlight and when they see another fighter getting that natural spotlight, they seem to get aggravated or frustrated about it unless you are a part of their camp. I don’t care what they say about us or try to bring out to the table.
The fighters in the UFC are treated very well.
This is what Philadelphia fighters are all about – rising to the occasion – and that’s what I’ve been doing my whole career.
Give me some real chocolate. Real fighters eat real chocolate.
Fighters are my comrades. There are a lot of them with great personalities, they’re great fighters, and they should be lifted up a little bit more. I just wish MMA would do that.
Except for Ali, fighters had never been marketable.
In boxing, some fighters let the occasion get to them and they let their opponent get to them. With me, it’s just another day at the office.
I am one of the very few fighters who doesn’t read any type of media.
The prescience of the founding fathers continues to astonish me. They were freedom fighters. They made America. They gave us this magical country. They also were slaveowners – which is confusing to their legacy. How could such brilliant men have only secured freedom for themselves, but not their wives or their slaves?
I just feel that all the top fighters in the world are making all the money.
I would love to see Bellator come up and offer an opportunity for competition. Then, fighters could negotiate contracts, and they would not be limited to having only one opportunity, one option, where you have to take what’s given to you.
The mentality that I have now comes from my parents, both of whom were judo fighters and they were very competitive.
I think I’m one of the hardest-training fighters in the world.
I’m a professional fighter and like most professional fighters I have had difficulties with my hands in the past.
Looking back, I couldn’t get enough fights because Don King owned most of the top 10 fighters, and he never gave me a fight.
When it comes to fighting and other fighters, I try to be respectful.
When I was starting out the announcers would name everyone from the boxing board at ringside and by the time they got to the fighters they were almost an afterthought.
I’m very anxious. If you’re going to fight the best fighters, you have to be prepared for a war, a highly-anticipated fight.
For me, I feel like every time I go out there, I have to prove something, because whether it’s fans or the fighters I’m going to fight potentially or am scheduled to fight, there’s always an excuse of why I won.
I can do a lot of things that other fighters can’t.
I want to be the best and I want to fight the best fighters.
As fighters, the stark reality is, there’s times in that cage when we want out. There’s times when we’ve had enough and we want out, and we’re able to recognize defeat.
I’ve beaten a lot of great fighters, but people say the big ones, I’ve lost them all. I don’t want to go down as a guy who loses his big fights.
Us fighters thrive on performing and entertaining a crowd.
I’ve said this before, but I need to repeat it again: Nothing impresses me more than when MMA fighters handle a particularly tough defeat with grace and class.
Americans are fighters. We’re tough, resourceful and creative, and if we have the chance to fight on a level playing field, where everyone pays a fair share and everyone has a real shot, then no one – no one can stop us.
A lot of UFC fighters dream of getting in there and finishing a fight in the first round.
Fighters don’t like Conor McGregor.
I don’t like all the cheating that’s going in mixed martial arts. I don’t know what percentage of high-level fighters do it, but I think it would be a significant amount.
Kirkland and Khan are chinny fighters. I am not like that.
He’s one of the best fighters in the UFC. I never thought I’d face Nick Diaz. I’ve watched all his fights.
I’m always impressed by how fighters can compartmentalize their lives before big fights.
You have to be tough. All these guys are tough. But at some point, you have to outsmart and outhink and outplan these top fighters.
I really like Bellator and them as a company and how they are run. It’s a popular place for fighters to go to.
The most famous athletes throughout the history of time are fighters.
I’ve seen a lot of the great fighters, so I’ve always been a fan of the Puerto Rican fighters and I’m happy to be one myself.
I’m fighting and beating great fighters.
There have been many great fighters like Jake LaMotta, Roberto Duran, and Ricky Hatton. Hatton was a great inside fighter.
People want to see fighters who can put on a little show and then back it up. Hopefully I can do both of those things.
I want to get bigger and better fights, where people can recognize me as one of the better fighters in the world.
Fighters can fight into their 50s. Why not?
To me, professional wrestling is made up of that: Olympians, world-class power-lifters, fighters, boxers, and you name it.
I like fighters who come to fight.
There was a lot of pride, being one of the elite fighters in the world, in the best promotion in the world. That’s what I was proud of. To be called a UFC fighter, that was important.
I’m not here to judge Mike Tyson. I’m not here to judge nobody. I’m not here to monitor no other fighters. I respect him for what he did in the sport of boxing. He was an entertainer.
The feeling between two fighters is profound. We go places where normal people don’t go. You smell a man’s blood, it smells like rust. You get into a clench, you feel his strength, you feel his desperation, he feels yours. You’re sharing this.
At the end of the day, us fighters, all we have is respect.
Fighting comes down to who you are as a person. With B.J. Penn, he has no problems, not a hard upbringing and came up with money or whatever and he’s just a fighter, he enjoys the fight and he refined his skills so I don’t think it necessarily has to be a rough upbringing for guys to be great fighters.
I want to be able to fight on pay-per-view against the big fighters and do big numbers.
I’ve already beaten four to five generations of Bellator’s best fighters.
British fans are the best, and we are seeing that. They love the sport of boxing. They follow, they travel, they love their fighters. They will go anywhere in the world to support you. They support better than any other country I’ve seen to this day.
My father didn’t make us fighters, he made us teachers.
Fighters who speak disparagingly about fighters from years gone by do us all a disservice. It is treacherous.
Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters.
Fighters display two things. They display confidence, or they display a look that says, ‘I’m not sure.’
I used to make $300 a week, struggling to put food on the table, but I have become one of the highest-paid fighters in the world. I feel that’s destiny.
There’s different kind of champions. There’s the champion that becomes champion and they’re not champion for long. And then you have the guy who becomes champion and he stays at the top for like a decade. And those fighters tend to be very intelligent.
Some fighters think they’re athletes and it’s a sport. I know I’m athletic, but I’m a fighter first.
Voters are hungry for principled, conservative fighters – because the threat to our liberties from Washington never has been greater.
I’m an exciting fighter and I always live up to the hype, unlike some other fighters who disappoint.
We want Bellator to be a destination for not only the top-tier fighters in the sport, but the first-choice destination for fans to see the most entertaining fights in the sport.
You can’t put those guys like Marciano or anyone else in with today‘s class of fighters.
The Klitschko boys, they’re great fighters, but they’re just boring here in America.
I think the fighters, we deserve certain respect, because we put our bodies and health on the line to entertain people.
Full disclosure, Jon Jones is someone that I emulate as a fighter. I think he’s one of the most complete fighters in the game. I think he’s one of the most dangerous men in this world and that’s, honestly, who I’m trying to fight like.
We are revolutionary anti-imperialist resistance fighters.
I’m always training to fight the best fighters in the world, and if the UFC wants me to fight Georges St-Pierre, then I will fight him.
There are those kind of fighters that just go in to get paid. That’s not me, man. I have never been that guy.
I feel like we have a duty as fighters to try and be a better example.
This is boxing. It’s not like a baseball game. The fighters say, ‘I need a lot of money or I don’t fight, because it’s very dangerous.’
People come to me and they’re like, ‘You’re hand picking fighters.’ I don’t pick my fights.
Bar none, hands down, no matter what division I’m in, I am one of the best fighters in the world.
People love the fact Chael Sonnen is saying he’s undefeated. It’s crazy to me that people like something like that but don’t give respect to the fighters that just put it on the line.
People ask me if I’m going to open a school. Why not? I think I should. Maybe not a typical school where anyone can come but with young fighters definitely one day. I don’t have the nerves for amateurs.
At the end of the day, it’s a business about fighters and a business about people. This is our philosophy.
The worst of all outcomes is that the Sandinistas will defeat the democratic fighters, and consequently they would have it all their way.
There’s a reason why the Foo Fighters don’t blast out Nirvana songs every night: because we have a lot of respect for them. You know, that’s hallowed ground. We have to be careful. We have to tread lightly. We have talked about it before, but the opportunity hasn’t really come up, or it just hasn’t felt right.
I’m guilty of reverse discrimination. I’m white, and people don’t think that white fighters are any good.
I am suspending my presidential campaign, because of the continued distractions, the continued hurt caused on me and my family, not because we are not fighters. Not because I’m not a fighter.
I think with every heavyweight, there’s a style that makes for a different fight with different fighters.
Linares is one of the best fighters in his weight class.
If people are watching your fights and they care about what you do then that is success to me. As far as I’m concerned, I am one of the most successful fighters in the world.
I respect all the fighters who have the big names.
You win a world title, you beat the best guys in the world, and a lot of these fans are kind of misconstrued about who are the best fighters in the world.
A lot of fighters underestimate me. And what do you know? They end up being on the canvas.
You look at boxing being an international, world-famous sport, right up there next with soccer, and there’s only two fighters the people want to see fight. Two little fellows, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.
I’m not going to say I was Britain’s greatest ever world champion. I think Joe Calzaghe was the best – although I think I fought a lot better fighters.
We’re getting rid of bureaucracy, so that we’re releasing time for police officers to be crime fighters and not form writers.
I will only say that many freedom fighters of India found their calling in the institutions of Britain. And many makers of modern India, including several of my distinguished predecessors, from Jawaharlal Nehru to Dr. Manmohan Singh, passed through their doors.
I want to be considered one of the greatest fighters ever.
MMA fighters are said to be some of the best athletes in the world. My plan at the age of 47 is to show the world I am still one of the best athletes as well.
Fighters find it hard to give up doing what they do best – fighting for a living.
I am a competitor, so I only want the best fighters in the world.
Fighters need someone they can trust. We can’t trust anybody.
Fighting at Madison Square Garden, where so many great fighters have fought is a true honor, and something I have dreamt about my entire life.
A lot of fighters want that freedom to have their own sponsorships. When you think about it, how do you make independent contractors wear a uniform? That just seems strange to me.
For me, only freedom fighters like Kartar Singh Sarabha and Bhagat Singh are my fathers.
There’s a lot of fighters that pop up out of the blue that you never heard of. They just don’t have the management or the promotion team or the spotlight, you know, to be seen. That’s the ones you’ve gotta watch out for.
At the end of the day, I’m one of the greatest fighters on the planet.
I treat people and I deal with my fighters and I deal with the fans like a real person. I don’t come out and read canned statements written by our lawyers.
Exciting fighters put on exciting fights, and that’s what fans want to see.
Every fight, I try to get out there and set an example to show the rest of the world we have fighters from Australia, and we’re for real, and we’re here to stay.
Albanians are a nation of freedom fighters who know something about living under oppression.
As astronauts know better than anyone else, risks, incidents, and mishaps are inevitable in the development of any high-performance vehicle. The emergence of supersonic flight during the 1940s and of the Century Series of fighters in the 1950s came with the loss of several test pilots. Still, it was a glorious time.
Whether they’re in uniform today or retired, I’ll fight to make it easier for our fire fighters and their families to earn a good living with dignity on the job, affordable health care, and a secure retirement.
All of my fighters should get down on their knees and thank me for what I’ve done for them.
All great legends and all Hall of Fame fighters have their storylines.
You see a lot of fighters who just got into the UFC getting a lot more recognition than the people who have been in there.
Some guys are gym fighters, some guys are better in the ring.
I’ve done things, from the Olympics to defeating two of the greatest fighters of all time.
I just want to be able to say I fought the best fighters in the world.
One can construct a strong legal and ethical argument for minimizing the fees that are paid to world sanctioning organizations in conjunction with championship bouts. It’s not uncommon for skilled fighters to be denied championship opportunities while less-talented but better-connected boxers fight for belts.
Too many fighters stay in the game for too long. They stay because it’s awfully hard to walk away from the roar of the crowd. Really hard. You live for that and so you stay too long. And you might have a wife and kids to feed. So you keep fighting because you don’t know how to do anything else.
All those guys wanna be us. All the fighters wanna be in professional wrestling; I don’t care what they say.
There are two different kinds of spectacular fighters. One is a subtle counter puncher who shows the work like chess. It’s kind of an art, sports art. The other kind is when a guy has blood on all his body. That’s a second kind of spectacular fighter, and people enjoy both. Both kind of fighters need to be respected.
I wish MMA was like boxing with fighters from different organizations being able to fight each other. It would be more interesting for the sport, the sport would grow more, everyone would be able to fight everyone.
All these other heavyweights are great challenges for me. But they have had their time – and I need to be 100 per cent ready for these fighters – but I don’t fear any of them.
There’s a difference between world-class fighters and club fighters. It’s similar to the distinction between a Grammy Award nominee and a guy who sings in Holiday Inn cocktail lounges.
The fighters and the fights are what makes UFC great.
I don’t know how much the other fighters make. But I need to tell you that, for myself, money is not the first consideration.
Footwork isn’t something you hear people talk about too much but it’s something as fighters we have to be able to utilize.
I think I’m pretty marketable when it comes to marketing fighters ’cause I’ve met a lot of ’em, and they’re not that interesting. They don’t do too many things, or their days are not like my days.
There are great legends and great fighters in the history of Mexico, and there will be more to come.
I will fight for affordable housing for teachers, police, fire fighters, and families in all our neighborhoods.
In society, it’s hard for some to view women getting hit. They see the women as different figures rather than as athletes and fighters.
I’ve got a really good job commentating and watching great fighters fight ringside.
There’s never been a weak South African or Australian team. They are fighters.
A lot of the fighters will say you’ll know if a fighter’s won or lost just by a fighter’s eyes – whether they’re scared of the other person.
It’s hard to just go one day from another to being one of the best fighters in the world to just stop doing what you love to do.
I play guitar; you’ll find me at home strumming ‘Vincent’ on the guitar. I also read a lot of poetry, and Shakespeare was my first love, which was why I got into acting. A lot of the fighters are intelligent!
When people first started watching UFC, it seemed like a no-holds barred event… early on it looked like all the fighters were crazy. Actually, there are a lot of techniques, and the reality shows have let people see the fighters behind the scenes.
Flying Colors is more alternative pop with a prog edge. Think the Beatles meets U2 meets Muse and Foo Fighters. It is the opposite of Adrenaline Mob, which has more classic metal influences like Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Pantera, or Disturbed. They are completely different ends of spectrum.
Maybe when I’m done fighting, I’ll open a gym and manage fighters and train fighters.
You test yourself. That’s what real fighters do.
You know how some fighters retire but you have a feeling they will be back at some point? I don’t get that feeling from Chad Mendes.
The reason I like Olympic boxing is that all the best fighters come together and find out who the best fighter is.
The cool thing about pro wrestling is we do a lot more acting as far as characters in general than MMA. I know a lot of people like the MMA fighters because they like the rugged look.
I’m sure there are talented Arab fighters out there waiting to be discovered.
Most professional fighters, male and female, hold day jobs, but the women’s game attracts a wide social spectrum: hash slingers, teachers, police officers, landscapers, stuntwomen. Many are wives and mothers. Their husbands or boyfriends work their corners, or hide in arena restrooms, scared to watch their bouts.
Considering fighters are usually going to want to fight the best, they need to be protected from themselves. That’s where management should come in.
People call us heroes, but we are nothing compared to our police force and fire fighters and everybody who protects us and makes sure our freedom is held to the highest standard.
I’m proud to be one of only a few fighters in history to retire undefeated.
Boxing should focus on pitting champion versus champion – those are the fights that everyone wants to see. The sports also needs to work on developing new heroes and personalities. I’d like to see more vignettes on fighters, focusing on their lives, goals and stories. Boxers need to be larger than life.
I’ve seen so many fighters getting knocked out.
It’s amazing to be a Puerto Rican fighter; we have a great history of fighters.
Shawn Porter is a good fighter, but he hasn’t accomplished nearly as much as Danny Garcia has accomplished or beat the fighters who he has beat.
I’m over here with the French counterterrorism experts talking about the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ case, how we can stop foreign fighters from coming out of Iraq and Syria to Europe, but then we have this phenomenon in the United States where they can be activated by the Internet, and, really, terrorism has gone viral.
Very few fighters get a chance to come back.