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When you’re a practicing martial artist, you’ll likely face a lot of challenges and barriers along the way. Here’s some of the best MMA quotes ever to get you motivated and back to work.
Injuries, fatigue, balancing the needs of work and life, as well as meeting great challenges when you get beat by your opponent.
All these things can take a lot out of you and your momentum to keep going and training. I know because I face these challenges myself at least a couple times a month.
But you know what gets me motivated to get back in the ring? Reading some of these highly motivational quotes from MMA fighters, commentators and personalities.
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Give it a try and you’ll see what I’m talking about! Get hyped, get motivated and get back in the ring or the mat and grind it out – good times are just around the corner if you’re committed!
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Best MMA Quotes for Motivation and Inspiration
This is an obsession
One of Conor McGregor’s famous quotes is about the mindset that the playing field is already level. That “talent” isn’t a real thing (and probably just an excuse for many), but that hard work and determination through obsession is what makes him great:
There is no talent here. This is hard work, this is an obsession. Talent doesn’t 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. So, I am not talented, I am obsessed.Conor McGregor
Family is fuel
Conor uses the idea of providing for his family as fuel for being great:
Any fights in families like mine come from worrying about money.
I’m taking all of those worries away.
That makes me feel happy, makes me really proud of what I do.Conor McGregor
Whatever it is you can do to provide, will give you a lot of purpose in life.
The skills of fighting could even help you to defend your family some day. Keep working!
Use doubt to drive you
Dominick Cruz has some powerful advice for anyone facing the challenges of relationships:
From the beginning of your career until the end, you have people telling you, you can’t do something or you’re only going to get so far.
That either drives you to be become the best or it stops you at the stipulations that other people have for you.Dominick Cruz
I say use the doubters as fuel to push you into becoming the best version of yourself.
Growth is a long term game
One of the greatest fighters to have graced the sport of MMA, Georges St Pierre, has a life lesson for you about playing the long game of life:
You don’t get better on the days when you feel like going. You get better on the days when you don’t want to go, but you go anyway.
If you can overcome the negative energy coming from your tired body or unmotivated ind, you will grow and become better. It won’t be the best workout you have, you won’t accomplish as much as what you usually do when you actually feel good, but that doesn’t matter.
Growth is a long term game, and the crappy days are more important.Georges St Pierre
Best MMA Quotes for Laughs and Humour
Having a few laughs at some of the crazy stuff fighters and commentators say always gets my ego hyped up, too.
DC doesn’t like Jon Jones very much
On August 4, 2014, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier (DC) sat down to have a live event talk for the media post their face-off.
During the face-off, the pair got up in each others’ faces quickly and punches were then thrown.
As they go on air, Jon Jones starts to apologize for his behavior. But DC isn’t have none of it and immediately calls out Jon Jones about how “fake” he can become as soon as they’re live on air.
As soon as they think they’re not live on air anymore, DC tells Jones he wants to spit in his face. To which he gets the response from Jones that “I would absolutely kill you if you ever did something like that, you know that right?”
DC eventually comes back with this hilarious response:
Jon, do you think I’m just gonna sit there and let you kill me?Daniel Cormier
Check out the threats in the video below:
Cruz just won’t sit down
UFC 207, Dominick Cruz loses his Bantamweight belt to Cody Garbrandt. The fight won the night, and Garbrandt displays some impressive footwork during the bout.
During the post-fight press conference, Cruz is asked “is there any particular reason you’re not sitting down?”. He responds:
Why would I sit down? I’m always on my feetDominick Cruz
To a stunned silent press audience. I guess Hemorrhoids affects us all.