People that want to talk can talk. Even a parrot talks. People are always going to have their thoughts on what they're going to say.
God bless Neymar because this boy has changed the lives of kids in Brazil. A lot of children watch him, believe they can be the next Neymar. Sometimes, you have a great opportunity to change and impact the lives of kids.
I win for long time. I'm champion for long time - for years.
Life is about how much you can take and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward.
Past waters don't move anything. They only create mosquitoes.
I love the sport. I love fighting. Fighting is my life.
I respect my fans.
Sometimes people think I'm gay. A lot of people have asked me if I'm gay. I answer, 'Look, not to my knowledge. But I'm still young, it could be that in the future, I'll find out that I'm gay.'
His boxing style is one that I would like to test myself against. I've always been a fan of his, and I've always wanted to test myself against Roy Jones.
I would train with a gay man. As long as he respected me, it's all right. I don't think much of it. The fact that a guy is gay doesn't mean he's going to accost you. He can be gay, have a relationship, live among guys who aren't gay. He can do whatever he wants with his private life.
Not only in the Octagon, but also in life, sometimes I have to take two steps back to take one step forward.
I would love to fight my clone.
I don't have a problem putting on or cutting weight. I would adapt my training if I'm training for a Light Heavyweight fight by using different techniques and by wearing a weight vest to get used to the extra fighting weight.
The fact is that everything I've done, no one else could do. I don't want to be cocky or arrogant or think I'm the best, but what I've tried to do all those years was to show I was different from the others. And that's not my opinion, but everyone's.
I'm an athlete who took the sport to another level. I don't get or ever got the respect from people.
Georges St-Pierre is a good fighter who is proving his place in MMA with every fight.
There are many great fighters in the UFC; some of my favorites are Rodrigo Nogueira, Lyoto Machida, and B. J. Penn, but aside from these guys, the UFC has many great fighters in every division.
My teaching is my legacy.
I was really disappointed with the lack of respect from the UFC towards Brazilian athletes.
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.
A lot of people thought I was gay.
I'm not scared of Jon Jones or Chris Weidman or whoever. I'm here to fight. That's it. It's simple.
I think everyone deserves their place in this sport, and Bisping has been around, and he's fought hard and deserves to be the champion.
I no fight for the money because I work hard for UFC for long time. I have money for my family. But I fight because I love it.
This is the UFC. UFC has the best fighters in the world. That's it.
I'm a natural born fighter, so this is what I do, and it's normal. It's natural. It's what I've always done as a martial artist, and as a martial artist, it's what I always wanted to do - test myself and always fighting. It's what I'm meant to do.
I respect all the fighters. I respect Jon Jones. I respect Chris Weidman, but I'm here for working.
I respect all the fighters. I respect Georges St-Pierre because Georges has a great story in the UFC. I respect all the fighters in here because this is the biggest sport in the world.
The moment when I broke my leg, when I realized my leg was broken, I thought my career was over.
I trained together with Jacare for a long time.
Unfortunately, the reporters ask the same questions over and over again. When reporters keep asking the same questions, they've got to recognize I may hear these questions 20 to 30 times in a matter of days. It gets to the point where I think, 'Read the other interviews!'
You can't give up on your dreams.
I don't feel that I have to prove anything to anyone as far as what I've done in fighting.
I think I've been through all the phases of the sport. I won, I lost, I got injured. Now I get to do what I love, with my truth, without worrying about what people will say or things like that.
For a long time, I have waited for the opportunity to fight Mr. Roy Jones. This is my personal goal and dream.
I'm a big fan, and I like the idea of fighting Roy Jones Jr.
The thing I always demand is respect. I respect everybody and have a history in the sport, and I believe people need to respect me.
Having kids and a relationship at such an early age definitely built up my hunger and perseverance to succeed.
Definitely I feel my kids played a big role in why I was so successful in fighting.
I like to play soccer and paintball. I love paintball.
The only problem with Pride was guys would try to slip through the ropes to escape. But other than that, I love Pride rules.
I will be a complete man, a complete athlete, with a fight with Roy Jones Jr.
I come to fight because I love to fight. It's my life.
Roy Jones is different. I like the style and the movement.
Basically, sometimes a reporter will ask a question, and I feel the answers only matter when the questions are relevant.
I proved for a long time how much I've given of my heart and of my time to the UFC.
I love my job. I go to fight because this is me.
Roy Jones and Muhammad Ali are the inspiration for my style of fighting.
Brazil's got everything to be a great country for Brazilians and for immigrants.
Fighting, for me, is like skydiving without the parachute.
McGregor is a great fighter, and he is doing his job very well. He is very intelligent; he knows exactly what he is doing.
I'm over this thing of being champion, having the title.
Nick Diaz is a guy who walks forward, has great boxing skills.
When I started training martial arts, I learned about respect.
In my camp, we have Minotoro Noguiera and Lyoto Machida.
Sonnen doesn't know martial arts. He's a wrestler; he doesn't know how to respect people. Some say he's promoting the fight, but he disrespected my country, my family and fans.
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 enjoy fighting, but my family says, 'Stop, no.'
I give my heart for this sport. I give my leg for this sport. I give my time for my family for this sport.
There's no such thing as holding back. I want to finish as soon as possible. The only time I did it was because he was a friend of mine. It was against Thales Leites. We went until the last round because he's a friend of mine, and I respect him.
The fight's the fight.
Maybe one day when I'm retired, I can turn around and tell you, 'Hey, I was really good at that. Maybe I was the best.'
I always have to be me.
What motivates me is to be able to do what I love to do, which is to fight.
I love being in the gym and everything involved in it.
Even when I was winning my fights, once it's over, it's over. It's in the past, and you've got to look forward.
I feel better training in Brazil.
I love to fight. I love the preparation. I love to learn new things, always overcoming myself.
From the moment that a fight ends, that fight is in the past, win or lose.
I go inside the Octagon for fight. I don't joke, because it's danger.
I respect Conor McGregor's style.
It's not my character to up and challenge anyone.
I don't think there is rivalry between the teams in Brazil. We each do our jobs, and we each have our part in MMA.
I respect Conor McGregor a lot because this man changed everything in the UFC.
Being a black belt from the Nogueira brothers, I have the obligation to always defend myself well on the ground.
In my opinion, B. J. Penn is No. 1.
My losses and my victories are in the past. I think of the future. After a fight is over, it's in the past. I always have to go back to the gym and train to improve in all areas, winning or losing. I think I can always do better next time.
I take good care of my things. I put everything in a bag. I use soap. I put on a cream after training. People think it's capricious. To each his own. Doesn't mean you're more man or less man, more gay or less gay.
Nowadays, it's so silly to not express your feelings, as long as you respect peoples' spaces and respect their limits. You have to live your life in peace, and no one has anything to do with that.
Where I grew up, most people were policemen. So naturally, I also wanted to be a policeman.