Gegard Mousasi Quotes.
I won the belt in DREAM, I won the belt in Strikeforce, every fight was just a fight, it wasn’t something special, it just was getting in the ring and fighting.
There are four seasons in Iran, so you can go winter skiing, you can go in summer to the beach… it’s not a real tourism place, but it’s a nice country if you have family and friends to visit there.
I’m fighting to get paid. I’m not doing this because I love the sport so much. I’m not a crazy person.
I am one of the best, I should get paid like one of the best.
I can fight in Japan, I can fight in Europe, I can fight in U.S. How am I not marketable? I speak English.
When I was barely 21, I was making my Pride debut. That was at the beginning of my career.
I feel like I have a lot of potential, and I feel like I can beat anybody.
I cannot come and suddenly put on a persona. Like, I cannot be Mike Tyson. When you saw him it was raw, it was intense, ‘I want to hurt you.’ But now everybody tries it. I don’t enjoy that. It’s not real.
People just see what they want to see.
I’ve trained with Douglas Lima, he’s a tough kid, but I could feel the weight difference.
I’ve seen so many fighters getting knocked out.
As a fighter, you want fair treatment.
Some good fighters, they never won the belt, so it doesn’t always show the whole picture. But it’s an accomplishment.
When you lose, you learn a lot more.
The UFC has too many rules, it doesn’t make it better.
I believe that style-wise, matchup-wise, I matchup much better against Anderson Silva than Jon Jones, but it doesn’t mean that I’m scared to fight at 205.
Just pay my what I’m worth. I’m a fair guy, I’m not asking more than what I’m worth.
I have a lot of nicknames. They called me Kingo in Japan, they called me the Young Vagabond, but that sounds bad, then Soldier of Fortune, now they call me the Dream Catcher.
When I was an amateur, I would go to knock guys out in the first minute. When you get experience, you know it doesn’t work like that.
The UFC focuses on entertainment, but that’s not what fighting is about. It is not a concert.
At 15, I went to boxing. That’s when I really wanted to be a champion, so that gave me a goal in life, so it kept me focused on training instead of other things.
I’ve fought for different organisations, different titles, from all around the world.
I don’t want to tell sad stories about myself. We may not have had a lot to spend when I grew up, but my childhood was good. The public likes to hear a dramatic story. They want a star to rise, have a meltdown and then return to greatness. Very American.
If I would fight Michael Bisping, I would be the favorite. Everybody knows that.
I’d rather have the underdog position than the favorite because I’ve been the underdog for a long time. I don’t mind fighting that way.
Getting in the cage, it’s not like I need a whole mental preparation for it. It’s just a fight.
In Bellator, I feel like I can grow. As the fighters grow, I know the company will grow. You feel like a part of the company.
I’m a solid fighter.
I like fighting in America.
I’d rather fight somebody in the top five rather than somebody in the top 15, but I’ll fight anybody.
I’ve been training my whole life with southpaws. It’s annoying to fight a guy who’s a southpaw, but nothing that I haven’t see.
I see some fighters lose very badly, but still they get more praise or they’re not overrated. They’re just good fighters in a lot of people’s eyes. But I feel like one loss with King Mo, it made me a very bad fighter somehow.
I feel like I’m one of the strong middleweights, physically.
People always say I’m a bad loser.
I’ve fought Jacare twice, it’s not a fight people want to see.
I defeated Dan Henderson, he’s making tons more money than me. I defeated Mark Hunt. How is it possible Mark Hunt is making $800,000 with a record of 10-10?
Maybe I’m not the best fighter, but I’m always going to fight, no matter who it is.
Not being able to train or fight for a long time is not going to make you a better fighter.
Men have to stay strong. ‘They fight, it’s normal. Females don’t have that instinct.
People always talk. People say rude stuff. It bothers you but I’m not losing sleep on it. I don’t care.
It’s an advantage for me fighting in Japan. I’m familiar there. I have friends there. I’ve been fighting so long there.
My goal was never to be the best. I always wanted to make my money, and, of course, I always wanted to win my fight. Because if you keep winning, people got to say ‘yeah, he is the best middleweight.’ But to be honest I don’t care.
I’d rather have no nickname, but with my style, you can’t really put a name on it.
I don’t like watching the females fight. It’s just not attractive for me, but not like in a looks way.
Whenever I’ve felt that there was a lot of pressure on me. I perform at my best.
Luke Rockhold is the guy I want to face.
Fighting is not my life.
You’re going to lose eventually. It doesn’t matter who you are.
People like crap. It doesn’t matter. I think if you have a big mouth and you perform so-so, it is what it is. People are going to notice you more. Nice guys come last. Let’s say it like that.
I have fights where I thought I’m going to destroy the guy and then I had a very tough fight, I had fights where the guy’s a big name and I win in the first minute.
I know I’m underrated.
A fight is a fight. You can have any style.
Mentally, it’s good for me to fight in Japan.
Iranian people are very hospitable, very family-oriented and besides that they have a very beautiful country.
Beating a guy like Bader, that’s a big thing.
I have no doubt in my abilities that I can beat any of the top ten guys. Once I’m focused I know I can beat them.
I respect all my opponents and they do the same thing that I do to get ready for fights.
I could beat Yoel Romero, who is probably more dangerous than someone like Anderson Silva, but I would get more credit for beating Silva.
After doing boxing a little bit, I knew that I wanted to achieve what the other boxers were achieving: the championship and whatever comes with the championships.
When you constantly claim you are the best, people start to believe that. I see that happen a lot. You can convince a lot of people by talking, even if that has nothing to do with your actual performances. But that’s not my thing.
Maybe I lose my fights because I don’t fight smart.
I like all kinds of music artists like Akon. I even listen to Lady Gaga.
The more fights I have the more relaxed I get in cage or ring. It’s all about experience. It’s something that I try to do because I fight better when I am relaxed.
My goal is to get the belt, the UFC belt.
People ask me questions, they ask me if I can beat Michael Bisping. Of course I can beat Michael Bisping.
Luke Rockhold’s not going to take me down. Chris Weidman’s not going to take me down. Their wrestling is great, but they have to set it up with strikes.
I have great people around me, I have great training partners, and I think if you really want something you work for it and you get it.
I don’t like nicknames, to be honest.
My dad would take me to judo a few times a week. I got all these things that I was able to do once we were set up in Holland. Everything was taken care of. I think Holland is a country that takes care of their people – one of the best countries in the world.
Emotion works against you. The less emotion, the more you use your brain and fight smart.
I always thought I would be a boxing champion.
It’s just a personal challenge, I’d like to see how I can do as a boxer.