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10 great motivational quotes from MMA fighters

Scott Newman
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Modified 11 Jun 2019, 22:29 IST
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#4 Henry Cejudo

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Current UFC Flyweight and Bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo is one of today’s most successful fighters, and even more remarkable is that he also won an Olympic gold medal in wrestling back in 2008. It’s pretty clear that Cejudo is a driven person, as this motivational quote proves.

“If you have a dream, don't let anyone talk you out of it.”

 #5 Conor McGregor

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Arguably the biggest global superstar ever produced by MMA, Ireland’s Conor McGregor essentially parlayed both his skill in the cage and his infectious, sometimes controversial personality to go from humble origins to becoming a worldwide phenomenon. This quote sums up his drive to make it to the very top, no matter what.

“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.”

#6 Ronda Rousey

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Although she retired from MMA in 2016, former UFC Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey forced women’s MMA into the mainstream with her dominant run at the top. She was also a highly quotable fighter, and this quote sums up a lot of what it means to be in such a violent sport.

“People say to me all the time, 'You have no fear.' I tell them, 'No, that's not true. I'm scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I'm a courageous person because I'm a scared person."

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Published 11 Jun 2019, 22:29 IST
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