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I have wrestling. Yes, I do; my background is wrestling. I have knockout power. Just because I don’t go out there and use it all, you don’t have to use it all to win fights.
I still believe in my mind I’m the best welterweight in the world.
I don’t want to be one of those guys who fights until they’re 38, 40 years old. I don’t want to put my wife through that, and I don’t want to put my kids through that.
The toughest fight I’ve ever had was T. J. Grant.
That’s my goal for every fight, is to hit them as hard as I can.
Sometimes you do have to make your stand if you really want something.
Every fight, I have to learn something.
Any time you get a title shot, you always try to wait for it the best you can.
If I don’t get the love of the sport back, it’s not about winning or losing to me: it’s about having fun. If I can wake up and enjoy what I do, it’s gonna show in the octagon.
I can’t keep fighting and being the No. 1 contender for years.
For some reason, I have a thick skull.
I never call anyone out because I have too much respect for everyone. It’s hard enough just getting in the Octagon. If you call somebody out and you end up losing, it looks worse.
I wrestled at 165 pounds in college. I would actually cut from 205 pounds down to 165, and it wasn’t really a big deal for me. With me wrestling all of the time, my body got used to it.
I don’t take anything personal.
I want the target on my back. I want everybody to come after me. That’s been my goal since I started fighting.
Word of mouth is very powerful.
We’ve all been there, where it seems like all the cards are stacked against you, and you can’t seem to do anything right. But you still have to say to yourself, ‘You know what? That’s not going to stop me. I still have to find a way.’
Growing up wrestling, you get injured, and they expect you back on the mat in a couple weeks unless it’s really bad.
I’ll downplay myself before I compliment myself.
The only way to beat Georges St-Pierre, there’s two ways: knock him out, or do the same thing he does to everyone else, and guess what, my wrestling is good enough to make sure I can do what he does to everyone else. I promise you that.
Everybody’s got problems in life. That’s the way it is.
I think it’s a dying thing these days, taking a chance. People don’t always do it because they have comfort. And, you know, there might be something else out there you can do that makes you happier than the situation you’re in.
I’m not that type of guy that says, ‘No, I think I deserve more.’
I am undefeated in Oklahoma, and that’s the thing; I plan on keeping it that way.
I wanted to be a father, and I wanted to be involved in my children’s athletics, school stuff like that.
The wrestling experiences I’ve had, the understanding I have of my body, that stuff has allowed me to excel.
I still like fighting, it just got to a point in MMA where it was just another day.
I don’t know how many times I’ve went to bed at five, six o’clock in the morning and woke up at 10, running four miles because I wanted to beat GSP that bad.
I drive a big F-350. It’s a dually. I put Ranch Hand front bumpers on it so it sticks out about another 12 inches.
All I care about is getting smarter and better.
I’m going to do everything in my power and train as hard as I can to make sure that 12-pound gold buckle that says UFC on it is somewhere at my house.
But after defeating Carlos Condit, I’ve shown I deserve to have a title shot.
GSP can’t hide from me forever, you know.
There’s nobody at welterweight I didn’t face that I wasn’t stronger than. I didn’t face anybody that I didn’t feel I couldn’t outpower.
The hardest thing is that the people who don’t know anything about fighting, they label you. Once they get to know me, they’re like, ‘Ah, you’re not anything like I thought.’ That’s probably the hardest thing about being a fighter – everything else is easy.
I’ve got to believe in my skills.
One thing I’m very grateful for is that I know, every time I leave, my wife is going to keep my kids happy, and whenever I get home, they are going to miss me.
Punch me in the face, I’ll punch you twice as hard.
As an athlete, there is no bigger compliment in my mind you can pay a guy when you say he can get the job done despite the obstacles he’ll face.
I don’t really believe in that ring rust stuff.
I get to fight a tough dude like Koscheck, and then a title shot if I win? It’s great.
That desire and drive to keep going are crucial things to have, and time off gave that to me.
I spent a lot of my childhood growing up in Oklahoma, where I wrestled and played baseball.
If I beat Carlos Condit, nobody’s in my way.
Check out my pictures. I’m fat. You know what I mean? But I love it. I love it. I’m a fat dude.
Pride is an amazing thing.
One thing I’ve learned is portion control. So, for example, if I eat pizza, instead of eating the whole thing, I eat three slices, and then I put it up.
Anytime you can be the face of the UFC is so huge, a great honor, and I would do everything I could to keep it that way.
It’s weird, because realistically, I’m the average person. I got in one fight my whole entire life.
Disney World was tough because you do a lot of walking, but it was worth it. To see the smiles on the faces of my kids and the memories that we made makes it all worth it.