Best Conor McGregor Quotes
Since joining the UFC in 2013, Conor McGregor has taken the MMA world by storm: winning the Featherweight and Lightweight titles in less than 4 years, suffering just one setback in a total of 10 UFC fights.
Except from his encounters with Nate Diaz, Conor has predicted the outcome of his fights almost to a T, earning him the nickname ‘Mystic Mac’ and a fierce, intimidating reputation as an elusive striker and vicious knockout artist.
After defeating Jose Aldo in record time to win the UFC Featherweight belt, the loud-mouthed Irishman quickly took over from Ronda Rousey as, by far, the biggest star in all of Mixed Martial Arts: selling more shows, gaining more fans and, of course, more haters.
His confidence translated to some as arrogance but to a lot of young fans, McGregor’s rants and quotes provide inspiration, motivation and reassurance that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
There are many lessons to be learned from Conor’s rise to fame and success, some lessons that he would have learned from his own idols such as Bruce Lee & Muhammad Ali – two iconic fighters, personalities and philosophers.
Put simply, the key messages are to dream big, learn from the best, stay focused, stay positive and work hard. Don’t envy the opportunities of others, instead, be grateful for your own situation, embrace it, and enjoy the journey. Be yourself, speak your mind and follow your instinct.
That attitude is what has made Conor the most talked about and most idolised Martial Artist on the planet. If you still need motivation to get off your arse and do something, here’s our top 10 best Conor McGregor quotes.
1.) “If you’re not willing to go all the way, you won’t go anywhere.”
2.) “There’s no talent here, this is hard work…This is an obsession. Talent does not 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. I am not talented, I am obsessed.”
3.) “Excellence is not a skill, excellence is an attitude.”
4.) “When you’re about to quit, remember why you started.”
5.) “Act the way you want to become, and then before you know it, it just happens.”
6.) “At the end of the day, you’ve gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable?”
7.) “Doubt is only removed by action, if you’re not working, then that’s where doubt comes in.”
8.) “Don’t hide nothing. Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Don’t care about what other people think. Be yourself: you are what you are.”
9.) “Be passionate, be optimistic, be grateful.”
10.) “Nothing good ever comes from worrying or sitting there feeling sorry for yourself… Keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.”
11.) “You can’t fear success and I think a lot of people do. I think a lot of people fear the really high heights. But I am not one of those people.”
12.) “Any fights in families like mine come from everyone worrying about money. I’m taking all those worries away. That makes me feel happy, makes me really proud of what I do.”
13.) “Know yourself, to know others.”
14.) “Sometimes the truth hurts. It hurts because they have a weakness – and I exploit weakness.”
15.) “I have never encountered a winner that held hate towards something.”
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And just remember, talent does not exist – hard work does.