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I will tell you with 100 percent confidence, Jon Jones is not deep in my head. The fact he actually thinks that, it makes me smile every day.
My little girl’s in Heaven. She’s my angel, and I can draw from that.
You don’t see many Jon Jones’s.
Reach, and all that other stuff, doesn’t play as big a part in MMA as it does in boxing. Guys don’t really fight with their length all that much, because they have to worry about the takedown or kicks. They have to worry about so many other things that they can’t just fight real tall.
I don’t mind playing spoiler.
I’m not on a slander campaign to ruin Jon Jones publicly. That’s not what I set out to do.
If I didn’t have the wrestling name that I have, I wouldn’t have gotten the financial contract that I got with Strikeforce or the long-term contract or the television contract. That’s all because of wrestling.
It’s like I cannot separate myself from Jon Jones.
Who I have fought and how I have fought, it says something about me.
Fvery time Anthony and I are supposed to fight, the lines come out, and it’s like we’re dead even. It’s like people don’t know what to make of a fight between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, when in reality, it should be very easy to know what to make of a fight between me and Anthony Johnson.
I’ve always had a chip on my shoulder. It kind of drives me. It’s something that allows me to train harder, train longer, work better.
You don’t quit after you get beat. You pick yourself up, and you start rebuilding to accomplish your goals.
I’m not nervous standing with anyone.
As a champion and one of the best fighters in the world, guys should always step up to the plate and want to fight Jon Jones.
I believe that I will represent this sport in the best light possible. I won’t mess it up. I won’t get myself in any trouble.
Jon Jones, grow up, bud. We’re going to fight regardless of how you feel. And when we do, and I’m cutting the line, and you might as well pull the guard because I’m taking you down.
My confidence comes from my fights and my training.
People in Toronto love to watch fights.
I’m so bad at baseball, I can’t even hit now.
I think that Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko… they’ve showed how much this level has gone up in female fighting in a very short period of time.
You don’t get to the highest levels of the sport without having the basics in order.
It’s very difficult to make a 100% turnaround. It’s tough when you actually do exhibit patterns of bad behavior. You need to have a very strong support system of people who are willing to keep you in your place if you’re going to overcome these things.
If you value your wins and you value what you’ve done over the course of your career, then you wouldn’t want people harboring over a loss, even though you fought extremely well.
It’s all matchups, and I knew that I matched up well against ‘Rumble’ Johnson.
Just being in the gym every day with someone with goals in common is special.
I’m letting competition drive me, and when competition drives me, I don’t think anyone can compete with me.
I went and worked at a TV station in Stillwater. I was actually account manager for commercial accounts, selling ad space and everything.
People always get confused. They talk about coaches. The reality is, these coaches and managers that everybody thinks are in so much control, they work for us. They’re our employees.
I think I’m as good if not better than everyone else.
I’m not really worried about what Anthony Johnson does. I have to worry about what I do to prepare myself.
If you say John Smith is the greatest wrestler in Oklahoma history, now that’s big.
Some people just don’t like you; you cannot satisfy everyone. But I’ve got a lot of supportive fans – people who do like me, do enjoy what I do.
I went out there, and I fought Anderson Silva, and you know what? I got a big W, and that’s massive for my career going forward.
I have definitely worked on that… being efficient and also being smarter with my pressure.
My confidence comes from knowing I do the right things in my life. I do the right things in the gym. I do the right things all together.
My training has always been really tough. I’ve always worked hard. I’ve always been very committed to my training and focused on my workout.
When you look at my record at 10-0 as a professional and look at Jon Jones’ record when he was 10-0, who was his toughest guy? Stephan Bonnar, and he did not finish him. I have fought higher-caliber opponents at this stage in my career than Jon did in his at 9-1; His tenth fight was Matt Hammil.
I had a really dark time after the Olympic Games… But then I said to myself, ‘This is a sport that’s blessed me with a home, with an education, with some money. I can’t hate this sport. This sport took me out of Louisiana. This sport gave me a chance when so many people don’t get a chance. And I love this sport.’
Gustafsson is a stud, man. He’s a good fighter.
I know what I’ve done, and I know who I am.
I do believe, whenever this is all said and done, we won’t talk about Mickey Gall, the guy that beat CM Punk; we’ll just talk about Mickey Gall, the guy who is a top 10 fighter, a good welterweight or maybe a great welterweight.
You have to be very vocal about being willing to fight anyone.
I’m not stuck in Strikeforce. I’m happy to be with them. It’s where I started, and they’ve been great to me.
I’ve dealt with a lot in my life.