Johny Hendricks Quotes.
I think it’s a dying thing these days, taking a chance. People don’t always do it because they have comfort. And, you know, there might be something else out there you can do that makes you happier than the situation you’re in.
When my kids grow up, my goal is someday, someone will come up to them and say, ‘Your dad was an amazing person.’ Not saying I was an amazing fighter but a genuine person. That’s what I strive for.
I didn’t enjoy fighting. All I cared about was trying to beat the scale. Once that got to a point where I couldn’t compete with the scale anymore, I was like, ‘I’m done.’
If I don’t get the love of the sport back, it’s not about winning or losing to me: it’s about having fun. If I can wake up and enjoy what I do, it’s gonna show in the octagon.
I’m truly excited to be a part of the Reebok family. What really comes through when working with Reebok team is that they live and breathe fitness. They have an incredible heritage in training and know exactly what it takes to help athletes be as fit as they can be.
I drive a big F-350. It’s a dually. I put Ranch Hand front bumpers on it so it sticks out about another 12 inches.
The Lord blessed me with great strength.
Punch me in the face, I’ll punch you twice as hard.
One thing I’m very grateful for is that I know, every time I leave, my wife is going to keep my kids happy, and whenever I get home, they are going to miss me.
I’ve got to believe in my skills.
I wanted to be a father, and I wanted to be involved in my children’s athletics, school stuff like that.
But after defeating Carlos Condit, I’ve shown I deserve to have a title shot.
I’ve got a wife who keeps me humble.
Pride is an amazing thing.
I set little goals and as I hit those little goals I know they’re moving me forward.
That’s my goal for every fight, is to hit them as hard as I can.
I’ve been blessed with athleticism, and don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful for it. But I’m really grateful that I learned how to, without sounding arrogant, just suck it up and realize that even though I’m not at my best in a given situation, it doesn’t matter. You still have to get the job done.
I see myself as a power puncher, but for some reason, I can never sell myself that I’m one of the elite.
I don’t take anything personal.
Don’t be satisfied… always try to strive for more.
I always thought I could be pretty good, and it turns out fighting has made me happy.
I want the target on my back. I want everybody to come after me. That’s been my goal since I started fighting.
Everybody’s got problems in life. That’s the way it is.
God blessed me with a great wife, a great family, and a great coach.
I really believe that God has a purpose for everything that I do.
I grew up working hard to earn everything I had.
I get to fight a tough dude like Koscheck, and then a title shot if I win? It’s great.
I never call anyone out because I have too much respect for everyone. It’s hard enough just getting in the Octagon. If you call somebody out and you end up losing, it looks worse.
The hardest thing is that the people who don’t know anything about fighting, they label you. Once they get to know me, they’re like, ‘Ah, you’re not anything like I thought.’ That’s probably the hardest thing about being a fighter – everything else is easy.
I can’t keep fighting and being the No. 1 contender for years.
If you do what you love, you’re going work your butt off every day.
I’ve been competing my whole life. Who cares about the spotlight?
I’m going to do everything in my power and train as hard as I can to make sure that 12-pound gold buckle that says UFC on it is somewhere at my house.
Any time you get a title shot, you always try to wait for it the best you can.
One thing I’ve learned is portion control. So, for example, if I eat pizza, instead of eating the whole thing, I eat three slices, and then I put it up.
I spent a lot of my childhood growing up in Oklahoma, where I wrestled and played baseball.
What I’ve done is back off weight training and do more wrestling, cardio – where you’re building muscle but not building weightlifting muscle.
We’ve all been there, where it seems like all the cards are stacked against you, and you can’t seem to do anything right. But you still have to say to yourself, ‘You know what? That’s not going to stop me. I still have to find a way.’
I’m done. I’m retiring. I’m getting out of the MMA world.
Reebok has helped me tremendously with my training.
Sometimes you do have to make your stand if you really want something.
Fighting lives and dies; you can’t fight forever.
I had Jake Ellenberger. I trained very hard for him; then I was able to get Carlos Condit, an excellent fighter. That’s what it’s all about.
To be a world champion from Oklahoma is something that really pushes me.
I’ve wrestled all my life.
I don’t really believe in that ring rust stuff.
Disney World was tough because you do a lot of walking, but it was worth it. To see the smiles on the faces of my kids and the memories that we made makes it all worth it.
It’s been nice to spend time with the family. It’s been good to spend time with the wife and kids.
I’ll be the first one to tell you that I’m fat out of season. I love McDonald’s, and I love Taco Bell. But, whenever it comes fight time, I’m always ready.
You only get so many opportunities to fight at the top level and stay at the top level.
I think my strength is going to be my greatest attribute and speed.
I still like fighting, it just got to a point in MMA where it was just another day.
I really didn’t know If I wanted to pursue the Olympics for wrestling. I didn’t know what to do with my life. So, I prayed about it. My manager called me a few weeks later and asked if I wanted to fight. I agreed to give it a shot, and I went out and got knocked out.
I can fight for my honor, but fighting for my family is the most important thing. Making sure they get what they want. That’s all that matters.
As an athlete, there is no bigger compliment in my mind you can pay a guy when you say he can get the job done despite the obstacles he’ll face.
Fans and reporters, they don’t get that ever since I was five, all I’ve done is competed against something. I always had a goal. Then, whenever you hit a point, there’s a point in an athlete’s life where it’s like, ‘Is it still worth it?’
There’s no reason to be involved in the sport if I’m not going to fight to my best ability.
I’m not that type of guy that says, ‘No, I think I deserve more.’