To do anything to a high level, it has to be total obsession.


Winner focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.


At the end of the day, you’ve gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable?


There’s people that focus on the game and forget about the art. There’s that specific individual that can do both.


People are so caught in a routine, doing the same things over and over.


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


We’re the only animal that wakes up and doesn’t stretch.


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.


Be grateful with everything you have and you will be successful in everything you do.


Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.


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


My success isn’t the result of arrogance, it’s the result of belief.


There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all 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.


It’s not really that much big of a deal – you brush it off and you come back. Defeat is the secret ingredient to success.


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


It’s a tough pill to swallow but we can either run from our adversity or run to our adversity, tale it head on and conquer it.


I wish everyone well, but you need to focus on yourself. You need to stop putting your hand out. Everyone wants hand outs. Everyone wants things for free. You’ve got to put in the work. You’ve got to grind. You’ve got go through the struggle, and you’ve got to get it.


It’s not work, I don’t work – I live. I don’t have a job, I just have a life.


Life’s a rollercoaster. You’re up one minute; you’re down one minute. But who doesn’t like rollercoasters?


If you deserve it, go get it.


I’m interested in movement, and I’m interested in money, and I’m interested in the movement of money.


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 used to pretend that my Peugeot driving to the gym in the rain in Dublin was a Ferrari on the Vegas strip.


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.


All that matters is how you see yourself.


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


Don’t read the paper, make the paper.


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


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 more into playing it than watching it. When I found combat sport, however, it just took over. It’s non-stop now.


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


I believe in myself so much that nothing is going to stop me.


I keep having vivid dreams of success. Then it’s time to sleep.


I’m going to the stars and then past them.


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


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


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


Life is about improving and getting better.


Excellence is not a skill. Excellence is an attitude.


Smart work pays best. Trust it.


Hard work and dedication.


What defines us is how well we rise after falling.


Approach everything with an open mind, with a learning mind. You will never stop learning as long as you keep the mind-set that everything works, because everything does work. There’s a time and a place for every single move. If you work on it enough, it will work.


Always look to learn. Learning something new is a great feeling. The feeling of progress.


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


Real champions fight through adversity.


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.


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.


And I’d just like to say from the bottom of my heart, I’d like to take this chance to apologize… to absolutely nobody.


You’re against yourself.


I don’t really care. The whole division can hate me. The whole roster can hate me. The whole of America can hate me. I only need one American to love me. And that’s Mr. Benjamin Franklin. As long as he loves me, I am good.


I’m just looking to learn, grow, stay focused, and become a better fighter and a better athlete.


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


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


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.


Why go through life if you’re not going to challenge yourself?


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.


Boxing is limited fighting with a specific rule set. Fighting is true, where you can do anything.


My unpredictability is what separates me. If you move in so many ways, your opponent is not focused on what he’s doing. He’s focusing in on what you’re doing, and it freezes him. When they freeze and you hit, they shatter like glass.


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.


I am not afraid of saying something and going and pursuing it. That’s it. I see it in my mind. I say it out loud. I go and do it.


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


‘This guy’s a clown! He’s just all talk!’ I’ve heard that many times in my career. And then they’re sleeping in the middle of the octagon.


The left paw has done me well over the years. I’m not a scientist, I’m a martial artist.


My preparation is about precision. It is a science.


Competition gives me energy. It keeps me focused.


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.


People like to blame others. I think a person should just look at their own situation, look around them, find out what they wish to do, and seek and go and do that. And that’s it.


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.


If you are surrounded by your competition and you are outworking these people, outmaneuvering these people, it’s hard not to let your confidence take over. It just builds and builds and builds.


Nobody is my boss.


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


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


I always teach myself calm and visualization stuff.


I am fearless.


I’m just a kid that defied the odds. I’m just a kid that ignored the doubt. I’m just a kid from a little place in Dublin, Ireland, that went all the way, and I’m going to continue to go all the way.


I like to look good, my friend.


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


When I prepare, I am not messing around. I find the right places, the right people, and the right environment. Iceland is one of those places.


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


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.


You beat him verbally. You beat him mentally, and then finally, you beat him physically. That’s the three ways to beat a man.


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.


My family’s lineage, we are warriors. The McGregor clan, we are warriors all through. We are famous all through the world for our fighting capabilities of all generations. So I have no doubt that’s stood to me and that led me down this path and gave me what I have.


I don’t feel that emotion is a good thing to have in combat. You must be cold.


What someone else does or doesn’t do has no effect on me and what I do.


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


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


Any top-level athlete, it’s always the same. There’s always that hint of arrogance there… It’s hard to be humble when you’re the best.


A lot of people cry and complain and put their hand out and beg. It never goes well.


These custom-made suits aren’t cheap. This solid gold pocket watch, three people died making this watch. I need to put people away. I need those big fights. I’m going to end up in debt pretty fast.


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


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


Failure is not an option for me. Success is all I envision.


One king gets old, then a young gorilla comes up and kills him, and takes everything he owns.


Don’t hide nothing. Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Don’t care about what other people thing. Be yourself: you are what you are.

 Conor McGregor Quotes