We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Cage Quotes from Amanda Nunes, Ricky Steamboat, Gabe Kapler, Scott Pruitt, Spencer Paysinger. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
The day I step in the cage with Cyborg, I will be 100% prepared.
I remember when we were having cage matches and Superfly Snuka was the first to do this – both of us were doing dives off the top rope – but at MSG he did off the top of the cage onto Don Muraco.
We know that we can’t make contact with the baseball with our front foot not firmly planted in the ground. So, in our cage drills we work on being on time and not rushing this action.
I spent many hours in the batting cage. I remember many days when my hands were pretty cut up and bleeding.
I’ve seen Jay-Z and Kanye West. I’ve seen actors like Tom Hanks and Nicholas Cage.
Every time you step into a different cage, you can feel the difference.
Everybody thinks they know me. They think I’m an easy fighter, but when cage door closes, they feel my power. I’m a completely different fighter. They’ve never fought against someone like me but they have to feel it on their skin.
‘Luke Cage’ came out in 1972 at the height of the blaxploitation era. It was a literary response to this notion of blaxploitation movies. It was the first time in American culture that Hollywood was embracing black movies.
‘Moonlight’ is a project that resonated with me more than anything else. I wouldn’t have done ‘Luke Cage’ if they hadn’t made time for ‘Moonlight.’
We teach the karate methodology, bringing back the history of the martial art, the attacks that stopped being used when the martial art became a sport and that my brother and I use in the cage.
When it is all said and done, everything is different once you get up into the cage.
I used to be in a street fight at least twice a week, so locking me in a cage with somebody, with a set of rules and a referee to jump in if something get ugly, and a time limit, like, it don’t scare me.
Big mouths can’t do anything, you have to prove it in the cage.
We always try give the best of us in training to go in the cage and have a good performance, thus giving millions for the company. We also want to have part of these millions.
With animal behavior, they’re all fine until you introduce some rogue element into the cage, and then they go crazy.
What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
My mother used to tell me, ‘I’m fake thin, but don’t tell anyone.’ I think part of her reputation for dieting too much was to do with her upper body and thoracic cage being thinner than average, thus her thin waist.
I was in ‘Seussical,’ and I was in a cage onstage in a purple yarn suit singing backup, and I was like: ‘I’ve had it. I can’t do this anymore.’ I will say for the record that I did love the show, but I was like: ‘I want to do something else. I need a little more.’
‘The Wire’ is, by far, my favorite television show of all time. And I’ve always said that my aspirations for ‘Luke Cage’ was that it would be ‘The Wire’ of the Marvel television universe.
It makes everything worth it; every weight that you lifted in the offseason, every swing that you took in the cage. When you feel like you came through for your team, and you see the joy on their faces, there’s nothing like it.
One person that I really love to wrestle again is AR Fox and Brian Cage again too because those are two of my most favorite matches.
You can’t go into the cage and not love it, and you can’t go in there unprepared. You have to prepare.
I can know what Brian Cage is doing before he’s doing it because he’s doing me. I’ve been facing the man in the mirror my entire life. That’s been my hardest battle is the one where it’s me versus me.
When I was 15 years old, I watched Royce Gracie in the cage, and I thought I’d like to do the same thing.
A woman can slip on a pair of embellished cage heels one night and a pair of streamlined, lightweight sneakers the next day. The beauty of modern luxury is the absence of rules.
So I started to learn Russian and I was one of those probably way too eager, annoying young actor kids who was trying to change all my lines to Russian, much to the dismay of the director and Nic Cage.
Nicolas Cage is a great actor and he’s done some good action movies too.
I hate it when people call me a cage fighter. I’m a mixed martial artist. But people take one look at what we do, and they just start making assumptions.
Nobody wants to be trapped inside that cage me. They don’t want to be cut by my elbows, they don’t want to get hit by any of my kicks and they don’t want their conditioning checked by me.
The truth is that the performative nature of social media can turn even the simplest conversations into a WWE style cage match with emojis and Internet slang taking the place of pratfalls and over the top costumes.
I would love to have a Divas Hardcore championship. If we had a hardcore cage, we’ll just paint the cage pink or something and make it extra girly so it’s so, like, Diva.
The thing about Luke Cage that makes him different is – on the surface is he’s a hero for hire; Luke Cage wants to get paid. Luke Cage in the comic books is like, ‘I’m doing this stuff. It’s all well and good, but I gotta make a dollar.’
I can’t freeze when I go in the cage.
A lot of people like to trash talk, but I don’t. I like to use my movements inside the cage to do my talking.
I barely leave my cage, my house.
When you get in the cage with me, you’d better be ready to go 35 minutes, not just 15.
Why on earth would free people remain prisoners in a cage of absurd laws and regulation, with rigid constraints that humiliate the true needs of the people and their country?
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
Not since 2011, when I stepped into the cage and fought Eddie Alvarez for the first time and was the extreme underdog – I’ve never quite had that feeling of a 10 since then.
Money laundering is not a crime. It’s just because certain men with guns don’t like what other people are doing with their own money, so they decide it’s okay to lock those people in a cage.
Put on a camera and put on some whatever, and you’re an actor. Put me in a cage, I’m a fighter. Put me somewhere else – I’m in an ocean, I’m a surfer. I don’t know what I am, I just do it all. And I want to be good at everything.
I love Nic Cage and Meryl Streep.
When I was 7 and went to the zoo with my second-grade class, I saw chimpanzee eyes for the first time – the eyes of an unhappy animal, all alone, locked in a bare, concrete-floored, iron-barred cage in one of the nastier, old-fashioned zoos. I remember looking at the chimp, then looking away.
Aspen Ladd is quite the enigma. She looks and acts like a Girl Scout out of the cage, but in there she is an absolute beast.
I am really nice. But not in the cage.
I’ve gone into cage matches, I’ve gone into Ultimate X, and I’ve said this before: I know exactly what I’ve signed up for, and I’m not afraid of anything in front of me, and I’m willing to do anything and whatever it takes to come out with my hand raised.
I’ll be playing a priest in ‘Chavez Cage Of Glory,’ which is a fight movie.
I think for hundreds of years or for a much longer time, people have been fighting, professional athletes have been fighting in a ring. So it’s just the way it should be. There’s no sense in making it a cage.
I feel I represent my country: not only my country but all former U.S.S.R. countries because I have very big fan base here, and I have more than a billion Muslim fans. I feel I represent these guys all around the world. My fans. This gives me very good energy. When I go to the cage, I think about these people.
I want to thank all of my opponents. Iron sharpens iron, and every great victory or crushing defeat occurred because there was someone who trained hard and had the courage to meet me across the cage.
Imagination is a beast that has to be put in a cage.
Until I have that belt, defended that belt and left a legacy with my name and what I’ve done in that cage, then I’ll have time to relax and take in what I’ve done.
The general public may not have an understanding about me and what I do, how I feel about my children, how I feel about my family, how protective I am over my family and children. They just see a big guy in a cage that fights, that knocks people out or this and that.
Just knowing you can get into a cage and do that is part of how the mindset of a fighter can be applied to pretty much any situation really.
Everybody I step in the cage against I have the utmost respect for.
If I could sum up ‘Shadow’s Claim’ in six words: cage fights with hot alpha males. Seriously, though, while the fights are the backdrop for Trehan and Bettina’s love story, the main emphasis is on how Trehan – a pitiless master assassin – wages the ultimate battle to win her heart.
I wrote this 12-page ‘Luke Cage’ comic book for Marvel once, and I got to create a villain. His name was Lone Shark, so there was this running thing of whether it was spelled L-O-A-N or L-O-N-E. I like the idea of ‘I’m a lone shark,’ and then people are like, ‘You are here to collect a debt?’
The Luke Cage you saw in Season One was a reluctant hero. He was trying to figure out if he wanted to be a hero in the first place. And then fate intervened and forced him to step up his game.
I’d always thought Cage’s ‘Root of an Unfocus’ would be great in a movie.
I like fighting, man. I didn’t get into this sport not to fight. I enjoy fighting; I actually enjoy getting in the cage.
Horseracing already has the highest mortality rate of any sport in the world per capita to the people who do it. If you crash in Nascar you still have a roll bar, and a cage, and a lot of protection. It’s built to crash, but if you fall off a racehorse we all know what can happen, so it’s tremendously dangerous.
I’m excited about ‘Luke Cage’ with Michael Colter, who plays Luke Cage. I play the villain, Cottonmouth. It takes place in Harlem. It’ll just be amazing for people to get to see an African-American superhero, which there weren’t any when I was growing up.
That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
I don’t like being locked in a cage on the creative scale. I need an outlet.
I was in Australia in 1983 and did a stunt in a lion’s cage.
Mother considered a press conference on a par with a visit to a cage of cobras.
I remember doing the sex scene in Red Rock West. I had to kiss Nic Cage and then look like I was going down on him. And he couldn’t do anything – he just had to lie there.
I’ve always been very competitive, and I’ve always had this desire to win my entire life. I guess when it comes to being in the cage, especially, I just hate losing more than I like to win. The idea of someone beating me just doesn’t sit well.
I’m going to leave it all out in the cage and know that I’m trying to finish my opponent, even knowing that most of my time it ain’t going to be a finish.
I did a twenty foot print and John Cage is involved in that because he was the only person I knew in New York who had a car and who would be willing to do this.
Once I experienced that loss to Miesha, I wanted to get back in the cage and show that it was just a mistake.
The whole bad-boy image was for the cage, and that’s it. It wasn’t an act because it came from a passion for fighting.
Anywhere I go, anywhere I fight it doesn’t matter who’s watching or whatever, it’s me fighting and there’s one guy in the cage you know, that I have to worry about and that’s it.
My relationship with my dad was complex, especially when I came out. The years of verbal abuse, all of it drink-fuelled, were difficult. Later, though, he came to see me on stage in ‘La Cage aux Folles’ – one of his favourite shows – and loved it. Theatre won him over and he accepted me in the end.
Jumping off the cage at the Garden, you couldn’t even hear yourself. I loved it so much. Things like that just stick in your heart.
It takes a lot of courage in that cage no matter who you are.
I love Nic Cage. He was so much fun to work with.
I always respected Luke Cage and thought that he was interesting, and I really liked what Brian Michael Bendis did in his update of the character in ‘Alias,’ the comic.
I train in the cage all the time. I have my own cage in my gym.
A breeding sow spends most of her life in a tiny cage. It’s usually about seven feet long and two feet wide. She cannot turn around. She cannot scratch herself. She must urinate and defecate where she stands. Simply put, I believe she is tortured, day in and day out.
I went cage diving in South Africa with Great Whites, and that was fun. Sweden was cool.
I want that fight with Brock Lesnar. I don’t care if it’s the ring, the cage, or in a street fight.
I’m a competitive guy. So when push comes to shove when I’m in the cage, I always push to my limits to get the victory because that’s who I am.
Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law, to place the government back under the cage of law. Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.
When people refer to a cage fight as war, I think it’s kinda cute… A war, huh? You know what a war is? They, evidently, don’t. It’s not maybe their place to know what it is, but I do.
Taught from infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
I will always get a certain thrill of watching bullets bounce off Luke Cage.
Luke Cage isn’t going to throw a pity party for himself. He literally says to himself, ‘This is the world I’m in. These are the circumstances I have.’ He’s a self-made man. He’s trying to continuously build, and that’s what’s interesting about him. He’s a work in progress.
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
The only thing Kevin Lee does better than me is talk and sell fights like that. I sell fights my own way, inside the cage.
To walk out at Wembley in an England shirt is a big deal for a girl who remembers playing in her local football cage down the park in Poplar with the boys.
There aren’t a lot of African-American superheroes. I’ve been reading comics since I was eight or nine years old. Luke Cage stood out.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
I had the world’s greatest childhood. I used to hang around by the batting cage and have Hank Aaron ask me how my Little League team was doing.
At a young age, I was interested in comic books, which was really how I learnt to read. The name Cage came from a comic book character called Power Man.
An ideal day starts with putting on a good, smart, fun show where I learn something and ends with me fending off atomic knee drops from my two kids in our no-holds-barred pillow fight/steel cage matches. They are a ruthless tag team.
I know my swing is going to be there. I don’t need 600 swings in the cage; I know where it’s at.
To beat Shevchenko, you’d have to close the distance and work with strikes close to the cage to take away her energy, her strength, and work with the ground and pound or something like that.
I don’t have an explosive temper. People seem to think that – maybe somewhere lives the lion in my cage. But I’m actually kind of goofy.
My private joke about ‘Luke Cage’ is that it’s a bulletproof version of ‘Lemonade,’ and that, essentially, it’s a concept album that has a video component.
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.
The reason why I’m just ‘Cage’ in Lucha Underground instead of ‘Brian Cage’ is because DJ, the writer, Chris DeJoseph, we wanted to keep my name the same.
Fighting in the cage brings much more adrenaline than fighting in the ring. When you step inside the Octagon and they close the door, that’s really a high adrenaline feeling because they enclose you and one guy in the cage.
My father has always been the heart of my Penn Cage novels.
It was dreadful. They tried to put the little redhead in a cage.
When I was young, I believe I met Nicolas Cage. I think I was probably eight, and I remember seeing him at somebody’s house – it was an event, and he happened to be there.
I want to take Justin Bieber for a month and just lock him up in a cage where we sit and make music. He’s one of the most successful people in the world, but his music could be so much tighter.
We can’t get in the cage thinking that we’ll win quickly, that we’ll get the knockout.
What mixed martial arts is being marketed as is not the truth. We’re not a bunch of idiots in a cage drinking beer all the time. It’s a lifestyle, but it’s a positive lifestyle.
I got access to a private tour of the zoo. I got to go in a cage with a koala, which I highly recommend.
I have this creative mind where I can create a lot of different things, but a lot of people never really gave me the chance and opportunity to do that because when they see me, they just see this dumb fighter that fights in the cage and howls like a wolf and knocks people out.
The thing is, against guys like GSP or Anderson Silva, many guys are beaten before they step into the cage.
Whether I like them or I don’t like them, it makes no difference for me. Whoever is standing across the cage from me, that’s who is going to go down.
There was a three-year chunk as a teen where I should have been tranquilized and put in a cage.
I tried to be a good wife, but I was lost in my gilded cage.
Fighting is a lonely thing. You train with your team. You bleed with them. You trust your coaches, but ultimately, you are in the cage alone.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
I’ve gotten to wrestle some of the best women and men in the world – Brian Cage, AR Fox, Scorpio Sky, Tracy Williams, David Starr.
Tables are for putting things on, not putting MVP through, and if I can avoid a steel cage match and ladders and chairs, I will.
I think the fact that ‘Black Lightning,’ ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Black Panther’ have each made noise in their own way will only lead to different superheroes and different genres.
The cage is bigger than the ring, and it’s a little bit different.
Humans have a fraught relationship with beasts. They are our companions and our chattel, our family members and our laborers, our household pets and our household pests. We love them and cage them, admire them and abuse them. And, of course, we cook and eat them.
Filipino fighters are very tough, they have great heart every time they step into a ring or a cage.
A gender line… helps to keep women not on a pedestal, but in a cage.
I always intended the title, ‘WARRIOR,’ to be about spiritual warfare and warrior lives outside of the cage.
I have no intentions of getting in a UFC cage at all!
I’ve got the knowledge and experience to know what’s going on in the cage or the ring. And I know how to entertain an audience and how to use the microphone. I know my market.
I just felt that Danny Rand within the Luke Cage universe… I just felt that he was going to be dope.
In the grand scheme of things, fighting people in the cage is not that big of a deal, I know. It’s not a hero profession even though its treated as one. It’s not being a soldier or police officer or paramedic of firefighter or anything.
Cage’s Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the ‘given’ material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control.
I have a huge rib cage, which is why I can hold a note out until I’m blue in the face… because I have such a big lung capacity.
Sisters are brittle things. God was penurious with me, which makes me shrewd with Him. One is a dainty sum! One bird, one cage, one flight; one song in those far woods, as yet suspected by faith only!
A Home Run Derby is fun. It’s just like taking batting practice, and you just want to go deep. Guys do it every day. Yes, there’s a little more pressure when they pull that cage back, but if you practice properly, it shouldn’t affect the second half of your season at all.
Because Pilates requires you to press your abs toward your spine, you don’t want to allow your lower belly to round and press out as air comes into your lungs. You also don’t want that abdominal lock to force you to breathe shallowly. To breathe correctly, you must expand your rib cage, primarily through your midback.
I always take everything serious when it comes to my career and my life, but this decision to go back to the cage is a big decision for me.
I clear my mind; I don’t think about the pressure before a fight. I focus on going in the cage and being successful while doing my job.
I have a cage at home, I have a cage at all the gyms I train.
Travelling to make television programmes means I have some unusual food memories. In Pasto, Colombia, I was taken to a restaurant where I chose my meat for the evening from a cage of white rats. It tasted perfectly good – like rabbit.
I remember the first time I climbed the cage – it was almost like a challenge from Snuka. I said, ‘This is crazy. This is absolutely crazy!’ I went ahead and did it but I only did it a couple of times. It scared me half to death.
I think, as a professional, inside the cage you can fix anything.
For me, I was never really obsessed with Luke Cage. My obsession was Wolverine.
You can put me in a cage, on a ladder, in any kind of match, and I will persevere. I will find a way.
Benson Henderson is a professional; he’s a champion. He knows how to handle himself in the cage and he knows how to win fights.
I underestimated the difference of fighting in a cage.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Ever since the Greeks, we have been drunk with language! We have made a cage with words and shoved our God inside!
I don’t have anything to do but get in the cage and show my work and wait for my time.
Our Luke Cage is a black hero, not a hero who happens to be black.
When I got into UFC, it was an unbelievable feeling. When I got inside the cage, ‘Big’ John McCarthy – a guy who I was watching back when Royce Gracie was fighting – was the referee. I was able to earn a quick submission win. It was perfect.
Cain’s an animal, man. Cain’s a competitor. I want to spar with Cain because I know if I’m able to hang with him here in the gym, once I get out there in the cage and fight, I mean, I’ve already gone toe-to-toe with Cain Velasquez, you know?
I pretty much spend most of my time in the gym bulking up and staying fit and putting muscle on so I can play the part of Luke Cage, but I’ve never been a gym rat.
In a perfect world, if I can get conversations done at a batting cage, there’s exactly the place I want to be.
I had, in a way, become ‘The Nightmare’ in the cage, but also out of the cage. That’s why I changed to ‘The Dream.’ But ‘The Nightmare,’ is who I am as a fighter and that’s the way it’s going to stay. I’ll be a nightmare inside the cage and a dream outside of it.
I got a short – I got a temper. I fight in a cage for a living. There’s a reason people like us are wired slightly different.
Nick Cage is so underrated.
Once I climbed into a mountain lion’s cage and she bounded at me and put her paw on my face, but she kept her claws withdrawn.
Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
Parallels between classical and pop are not new. The whole San Francisco movement of John Cage and Terry Riley went hand in glove with what the Velvet Underground were doing.
I’ve said it before, every day in the cage, I’m trying to be consistent and keep my load and keep my body right and my mind right.
We used to have endless discussions with journalists about that: ‘Why are you calling it noise? It’s not noise, it’s music,’ and make references to everybody from John Cage to whoever.
Honestly, what ‘Luke Cage’ is – it’s a hip-hop Western. And you have Luke Cage as the sheriff of Harlem.
Once that cage shuts, I’m the one in control of my destiny.
Secrets of the past! Who does not wish to keep the past locked in a cage like a ferocious beast? The rich are sleepless for fear of thieves. The respectable have to guard their reputations in the same way.
Each work has its own space, which should neither be conceived as a sort of cage nor regarded as extending to infinity.
I get asked to do panel shows, and reality stuff, like getting in a cage with a shark. I got asked to do a ‘Strictly’ special, but it’s not my bag. If I’m being interviewed, that’s OK, but anything else fills me with dread.
I don’t think anybody in the world matches up with my skills. That’s just the way you’ve got to be when you step in the cage.
To keep a person ignorant is to place them in a cage.
I not only hope that YouTube channels compete with television shows for viewers and revenue, I hope they develop a bitter rivalry which could only be settled by an elaborate medieval tournament where the two entities fight to the death in a steel cage.
Penn Cage I think of as annoyingly righteous sometimes. He’s almost too good.
What’s cool is when you’re able to give your audience imagination and you don’t have to cage them in like animals.
A great white jumped into my cage when I was diving in South Africa. Half its body was in the cage, and it was snapping at me.
Everyone at home sitting on their couches, they think it’s so easy to fight. Stepping inside that cage is probably the hardest thing in the world to do. I truly believe that.
I like to train and then step in the cage and do my job. This is the thing that I like to do.
I couldn’t handle the rules the Queen has to live by at all, and very few of us could. It’s a golden cage, really. You’re never alone in that role – you are always surrounded by security.