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Conor McGregor Quotes

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Conor McGregor quotes: the most memorable soundbites from Mr. McGregor.

“I am cocky in prediction.  I am confident in preparation.  But I am always humble in victory or defeat.”

“Me and Jesus are cool.  I’m cool with all the gods.  Gods recognize gods.”

“If you have a clear picture in your head of something that’s going to happen… then nothing can stop it.”

“Real champions fight through adversity.”

“I believe in believing.  My coach John Kavanagh is a big atheist and he is always trying to persuade people to his way of thinking, and I think what a waste of energy.  If people want to believe in this god, or that god, that’s fine by me, believe away.  But I think we can be our own gods.  I believe in myself.”

“Timing beats speed, precision beats power.”

“I can make you rich, I can change your bum life.  You fight me and it’s a celebration.  You ring back home, you tell your wife, ‘Baby we done it, we’re rich!'”

“I fear no man.  If you breathe oxygen, I do not fear you.”

“That’s 1-4-5 – that’s championship weight.  Tell Jose I’m coming.”

“This promotion wants finishes, you know what I mean?  That’s what I’m looking for.  These custom-made suits aren’t cheap, this solid gold pocket watch—three people died making this watch.  So I need to put people away, I need big fights, or I am going to end up in debt pretty fast.”

“It’s hard to be humble when you’re the best.”

“If you’re in a clown suit, I’ll slap the head off you.”

“I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize… to absolutely nobody!”

“Who wears watches to tell the time?  I don’t.  I know what time it is.  It’s my time.”

“Numbers, gold, money, movement—these are the things that motivate me.”

“I get fined more than these bums get paid.”

“I am prepared wherever, whenever.  All they have to do is give me the weight and give me the date, and I will show up.”

“We’re not just here to take part.  We’re here to take over.”

“Winner focus on winning.  Losers focus on winners.”

“All that matters is how you see yourself.”

“Trash talk?  Smack talk?  This is an American term that makes me laugh.  I simply speak the truth.  I’m an Irish man.”

“Saturday night I’ll be immortal.  I get the second belt, raise it up, never been done before.  It means absolutely everything to me.  It’s my life’s work.”

“I stay ready so I don’t have to get ready.”

“I am in the fighting game, I don’t care about anything else.  I don’t watch the news, I don’t care about politics, I don’t care about other sports.  I don’t care about anything I don’t need to care about.  This is my sport, it is my life.  I study it, I think about it all the time.  Nothing else matters.”

“The mixed martial arts way of life will give you focus.”

“When I am free to train and free to move, I feel like a gorilla in the jungle.  Then, when there are a bunch of media obligations, I feel like I have been captured and am being kept on display.”

“Nothing good ever comes from worrying or sitting there feeling sorry for yourself.  Keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.”

“The more you seek the uncomfortable, the more you’ll become comfortable.”

“The whole show is the McGregor show.  I built this.  So, tune in.  Sit down, relax, and enjoy yourself.”

“Sometimes I look in the mirror and get a little frightened myself because I am an absolute animal.  A machine.  So I probably wouldn’t wanna fight me either.”

“At the end of the day, you’ve gotta feel some way.  So why not feel unbeatable?  Untouchable?”

“I think sharp and I dream big.”

“I don’t feel bitterness, I don’t feel anger towards anybody.  Fighting is never emotional to me.”

“I have never encountered a winner that held hate towards something.”

“I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing.  Keep proving people wrong and proving myself right.”

“I’m going to change the way martial arts is viewed.  I’m going to change the game.  I’m going to change the way people approach fighting.”

“There’s no talent here, this is hard work.  This is an obsession.  Talent does not exist, we are all equals as human beings.  You could be anyone if you put in the time.  You will reach the top, and that’s that.  I am not talented, I am obsessed.”

“I knew I’d be in the UFC since I started my career.”

“I carry the flag of Ireland all the time.  I want to represent my country.”

“I like to look good, my friend.”

“I always teach myself calming and visualization stuff.”

“There is definitely an addiction to money that I have.”

“Clean fighting solves everything.  It ends all bad blood and any ill feelings people have.  That’s my thoughts.”

“What can I say?  I’m a talker.  I’m fearless.”

“I own this town, I own Rio de Janeiro, so for him to say that he’s the king and I’m the joker—if this was a different time, I would invade his favela on horseback, and would kill anyone who wasn’t fit to work.  But we’re in a new time, so I’ll whoop his ass instead.”

“I’ve always felt like there was a lot of hype around me even when there wasn’t.  I felt like everyone was talking about me even when no one was talking about me.”

“I don’t really watch TV to be quite honest.  I just watch the numbers.”

“People say that I’m a boxer.  I actually started with kick boxing, and then I moved onto boxing, and then onto grappling.”

“Glutes are power.”

“Even when I was a kid, everything I had was the best.”

“I’m not going to get somewhere and say, ‘Okay, I’m done.’  Success is never final.  I’ll just keep on going.  The same way as failure never being fatal.  Just keep going.  I’m going to the stars and then past them.”

“Ritual is another word for fear, manifested in a different way.”

“I take inspiration from everyone and everything.  I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.”

“I train and I go home, and when I’m home, I think about training.  That’s my life every day, and that’s it.”

“A good feeling for me is when you train, and then you put on fresh clothes.  New clothes after a training session—you have this rush of endorphins from exercise that everybody gets, and then you get that nice feeling of fresh clothes.  It’s a double whammy.”

“There’s many ups and downs in the fight game.”

“I never got into training to be an Ireland boxing champ or to win a belt.  At the start, I just got into it to learn how to defend myself when I got into certain situations.”

“You can’t enter a contest emotionally charged.  It clouds your judgment, it clouds your reaction.”

“When I do something, I do it full steam ahead.”

“I have the greatest job in the world.  I get paid loads of cash for beating the crap out of people.  And I’m very good at it.”

“When I say something’s going to happen, it’s going to happen.”

“I guess I have a little bit of an ego.  I’m confidently cocky, you might say.”

“Competition gives me energy.  It keeps me focused.”

“That’s what I do this for, to secure my family’s future.  I don’t care about anything else.  I’m able to spoil people, and that’s the best thing.”

“I’m just trying to be myself.  I’m not trying to be anyone else.”

“I don’t feel pressure in a negative way.  I like pressure.  I feel excitement and calm at the same time.  No pressure, no diamonds.  I want pressure.  Pressure creates drama, creates emotion.”

“We come bulletproof in Ireland.  We’re raised tough, and we fight.”

“I feel the fans are going to see something they haven’t seen before.  I’m going to toy with this man.  I will rearrange his facial structure.  His wife and kids won’t recognize him again.  His friends will know he’s not the same after this contest.”

“It’s good to make your brain work more than your body.”

“The thing about the truth is, not a lot of people can handle it.”

“My success isn’t a result of arrogance.  It’s a result of belief.”

“Life is about growing and improving and getting better.”

“I see fighters make funny videos about me and stick them on Facebook and get 20 likes.  When I make a video, I sell it to Fox and make seven figures.  That’s the difference.”

“I have a self-defense mind.  I’ve had it all my life.”

“Look out for those who look out for you.  Loyalty is everything.”

“Do I hate my opponents?  How can I hate someone who has the same dream as me?”

“I was always a dreamer, and my first ambition was to be a footballer.  I’d be out in the field doing drills after it got dark at night.  So I had that passion to get somewhere and a drive to do something.  I did love football and was always much more into playing it than watching it.  When I found combat sports, however, it just took over.  It’s nonstop now.”

“I don’t look at a man who’s an expert in one area and think of him as a specialist.  I look at him as a rookie in 10 other areas.”

“There are two things I really like to do and that’s whoop ass and look good.  I’m doing one of them right now and on Saturday night, I’m doing the other.”

“The only weight I give a f*ck about is the weight of them checks and my checks are always super heavyweight.”

“You can’t fear success and I think a lot of people do.  I’m not like that.  I’m going for it.”

“I have unemployed my girlfriend.  She had a job working for a cardiologist and now she can hang out, put her feet up, buy all the things she wants, have a nice breakfast with you and me in the Four Seasons.  Any fights in families like mine come from everyone worrying about money.  I’m taking all those worries away.  That makes me feel happy, makes me feel really proud of what I do.”

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