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

Cage Warriors is a brilliant organisation. They're doing great things for European MMA, and they're giving the platform for guys like me who came through. They're vital. I'm forever grateful for the opportunities I got.

I don't look at a man who's expert in one area as a specialist. I look at him as a rookie in ten other areas.

I'd love to go into WWE and have a real knock and see what's what.

People think hard sparring will get you sharp. And you do get sharp in the gym. But anytime I've trained that way, I've actually been a little bit flatter in the fight. And the knockout shot hasn't come. It's almost because my training has been too hard.

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.

You might win some, you might lose some. But you go in, you challenge yourself, you become a better man, a better individual, a better fighter.

Nothing can beat hard work.

I want to be an expert in different fighting styles, new training methods, new ways of thinking.

Life is about growing and improving and getting better.

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

My success isn't a result of arrogance – it's a result of belief.

There are a lot of people who don't know me and what I am all about.

Some people take defeat and losses a certain way. You see how some fighters take losses.

I truly believe we are all equal as human beings.

I sleep people. I put people unconscious. I'm stating facts.

My dream is to be World Lightweight Champion in the UFC. Have more money than I know what to do with. And have a great life for my kids, grandkids, and everyone in my family.

People think I'm a celebrity. I'm not a celebrity.

If you deserve it, go get it.

I'm in the game of spinning plates. I'm spinning a boxing plate. I'm spinning a Tae Kwon Do plate. I'm spinning a Jujitsu plate. I'm spinning a freestyle wrestling plate. I'm spinning a karate plate. If I was to put all them down and have one boxing plate spinning, it would be like a load off my shoulders.

Yes, sir, no, sir, clock in, clock out. Why were you late? Why are you not in today? That's not how humans are supposed to live.

If I hit a man, his head is gonna go into the bleachers.

You could be anyone if you put the time.

We come bulletproof in Ireland. We're reared tough, and we fight.

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.

I love money because I've earned it. I won sixty G's with my first knockout - and the week before, I was collecting social welfare.

I just figured out that if I gave my all into this game - if I put everything into the fight business - then I would eventually run the fight business.

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

I kind of love Cole Miller.

Nobody is my boss.

I enjoy competition. I enjoy challenges. If a challenge is in front of me and it appeals to me, I will go ahead and conquer it.

From the moment I open my eyes, I'm trying to free my body. I'm trying to get looser, more flexible, to gain control. Movement is medicine to me.

If they let people go fight jiu-jitsu tournaments, they can't stop me going to fight a boxing fight.

I always put myself out there. I'm not afraid to commit to something.

I'm just trying to be myself. I'm not trying to be anyone else.

The more you seek the uncomfortable, the more you will become comfortable.

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.

Many people don't understand ring control. They think they do until they're against someone who really understands how to set traps, how to create holes in the octagon that they fall into.

What it's like to be me? You know, it's good to be me. My life is good.

The true greats will always overcome adversity.

Muhammad Ali is a legend, a hero of mine.

If you can see it here, and you have the courage enough to speak it, it will happen.

It's good to make your brain work more than your body.

I have a deep, deep belief that if I tell you I'm going to crack you with a clean shot to the chin inside one minute of the first round and you will be unconscious, well, then that's what will happen.

I have a self-defense mind. I've had it all my life.

I think it's an Irish thing. We don't really care. We say it as we mean it, and you have to deal with it. The truth is the truth.

I break orbital bones.

I'm already the face of the UFC, plus the face of boxing, WWE, and Hollywood.

My goal is to be number one in MMA.