Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
Upon awakening in the morning, I wondered if the proceedings of the night before had been a dream. It was hard to believe that I was the world's heavyweight champion.
A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
I came to the UFC to fight with top-level fighters and become the undisputed, undefeated champion. This is my goal.
A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol.
Champions are not the ones who always win races — champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. 'Champion' is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others. Champions are not just athletes.
Champion — quotes and aphorisms
You know what a champion is? A champion is someone who's ready when the gong rings — not just before, not just after — but when it rings.
To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It's not about winning and losing; it's about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It's about embracing the pain that you'll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.
A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.