World Champion Quotes

World Champion Quotes by Nicola Adams, Terence Crawford, Liam Smith, Urijah Faber, Cris Cyborg, Daniel Dubois and many others.

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I want to be the European, Olympic, Commonwealth and world champion. I want the full set.
Nicola Adams
My first goal was to become world champion and I did that against Ricky Burns at 135. Once I conquered that, I set myself another goal and another goal.
Terence Crawford
I didn’t become world champion to fight Jimmy Kelly.
Liam Smith
The Jens Pulver fight was one that was on a massive level: I was a world champion fighting a former world champion, and a guy that I looked up to. We had a great fight.
Urijah Faber
As a World Champion, it is important that you face the #1 contender. That is what makes it sport and not entertainment; otherwise, what are the girls fighting at 145 lbs. training to work towards if they know they will never be given a title shot, even if they become the best in the world?
Cris Cyborg
On a week night I’ll be with the family. I’ve got a six-year-old brother, Solomon, he’s gonna be a boxer for sure, a world champion in the making. We talk boxing and just bounce off each other’s energy.
Daniel Dubois
I want to be a world champion, but I want to be the face of Livestrong.
Daniel Jacobs
We would have teams in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Middle East. That would allow us to one day crown a true world champion. Clearly we have great ambitions but we also have a wonderful product.
Ilana Kloss
I want to stay active and busy. I don’t just want to fight a no-name opponent. I want a decent name or a big name or a world champion, somebody who is going to challenge me. That’s just it.
Errol Spence Jr.
I believe that I will be the WWE World Champion one day. I know that a lot of people say that; it’s easy to say. If I were to go away without accomplishing that task, I would feel unfulfilled, to be completely honest.
Luke Harper
When I was 30 I became world champion and that’s when I started to make a living.
Phil Taylor
I am a dreamer. And what I dream of is to become Olympic champion, world champion, world record holder.
Caster Semenya
My goal is to prosper and be a world champion and make money and retire and say I did it.
Dustin Poirier
I worked my whole life to become a world champion.
Jermall Charlo
Everybody gets a bit tired now and then but that’s what being a world champion is all about. You just deal with it.
Adrian Lewis
I was K-1 world champion.
Mark Hunt
Even though I say to myself that I was seven-times World Champion, the voice in my head says, ‘You can’t play this shot.’ It’s completely mental – quite literally. My confidence is sapped every time this happens.
Stephen Hendry
That’s my aim. To fight for a world title and become a world champion.
Rocky Fielding
Do you have any ambitions outside racing? My main ambition at the moment, whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion.
Kimi Raikkonen
I respect Haye as a man and for being a former two-weight world champion. But not as a boxer.
Shannon Briggs
I’m a four-time world champion, so I don’t want to hear anything about my losses.
Adrien Broner
You don’t become a world champion by training like a world champion – after you win a belt. If you want to become a world champion, long before that you’ve got to walk like one, talk like one, train like one, carry yourself like one. And that means training as hard as you can for every fight.
Caleb Plant
I know deep down I’m destined to be a world champion and maybe it’s to be attained in the most prestigious division in the UFC at welterweight.
Michael Chiesa
At the end of the day I’m still a four-time world champion at four different weight classes and I’ll still be in the history books.
Adrien Broner
I want to entertain the fans and put on great fights and have ‘Fight of the Nights’ and have exiting matchups, but at the same time I want to be the undisputed world champion.
Dustin Poirier
Carlos Molina is a great fighter. He’s a world champion. I give him all the credit for even just choosing me to fight him and giving me the opportunity. I’m going to be well-prepared, well-disciplined in the ring when it’s time to go.
Jermall Charlo
I’m a grown man, a professional, and a world champion.
Jermall Charlo
If you want to be that world champion, you have to be willing to beat anybody on this planet – no strings attached.
Dominick Cruz
Once I’m world Champion we can think about what fights are fun rather than fights that need to take place.
George Groves
I don’t get why people look at me the way they do. They doubted me the first time I became a world champion. Then, I fought Sadam Ali, who was a boogeyman in the division at the time, and won my second title and they were still doubting me.
Jessie Vargas
I’m looking at the belt on the top of the bag across from me, and it still hasn’t fully hit me. There are multiple stages to all of this, but I know that every time I walk into a gym or go to a new locker room since I won the title, I’ve felt like the world champion.
Cody Rhodes
I feel like it’s harder because everyone knows I’m the three-time world champion – it’s almost like people are waiting for something bad to happen.
Simone Biles
I love being world champion.
Lizzie Armitstead
To be a world champion from Oklahoma is something that really pushes me.
Johny Hendricks
Trout is no journeyman. He’s a former world champion, someone who has a name and he comes to fight.
Jermell Charlo
I have a really strong opponent in Randy Orton. A former multi-time world champion. He’s held just about every title under the sun. And he’s done it all in a major way. He’s basically wreaked havoc and ran roughshod over the WWE for quite some time. Some people might forget that.
Roman Reigns
I am dying to be a world champion, a single’s world champion.
Luke Harper
I have been a world champion, I have climbed that mountain.
Cody Garbrandt
You decide whether you want to box on, or not. And for me of course, I wasn’t going to be leaving the business until becoming a world champion, and defending it numerous times.
George Groves
I love short track. I competed in short track, I was a world champion in 1986 but at that point in time it wasn’t in the Olympic Games so I moved into long track. Short track is a blast to skate and it’s a blast to watch.
Bonnie Blair
A guy like AJ Styles is obviously a great talent and he’s going to go out there and put on a performance that’s befitting of a man who is the World Champion.
Austin Aries
I played against men most of my life because our goal was that I wanted to reach the highest potential to be an absolute world champion.
Judit Polgar
I love the people to see me as gold medal, Hall of Fame, world champion that knows how to make the world news and how to come from oldest counrty in the world to be most famous Iranian in the history.
The Iron Sheik
I’ve been able to not only fulfill my dreams and become a world champion, but there’s been so many different opportunities that just blow my mind and opportunities that I never thought I’d have.
Daniel Jacobs
In the Olympics, everything goes back to square one. The world champion or the world record holder or the ninth last year are fighting for the same medal, and you have got to go there like it was the first time.
Cesar Cielo
Ronaldinho is a phenomenon, and so is Cafu! I am twice World champion and led Brazil to a World Cup triumph in 2002.
Cafu
The ultimate goal for me is to be the world champion – it’s all I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid – so when the money that comes with it is life-changing, yes, that’s nice, but get The Ring magazine belt, being considered the world champion, is something money can’t buy.
Callum Smith
Being a world champion is something I’m already proud of and can take for the rest of my life.
Nonito Donaire
I just want to play well, be a good world champion and reach some TV major finals, pick up some trophies, but just be a good world champion and hopefully pick up some more majors.
Gerwyn Price
I think that every single fight you have is to prove yourself. Even if you’re the world champion, the UFC champion of the world, you’re still proving yourself; people are coming to beat you.
Sage Northcutt
I want to be the first English WWE world champion.
Wade Barrett
I would love to end my career as World Champion.
Jeff Hardy
All these nice people saying I’m going to be world champion won’t make me any faster, you have to believe it yourself.
Sebastian Vettel
When you talk about somebody being your world champion, you couldn’t ask for a better human being than Daniel Cormier.
Dana White
My self-belief, really is what kept me going, I always believed I could be a great champion, a world champion.
Ryan Garcia
I never started in boxing to be a British champion or a world champion. There are loads of world champions in Britain, and if you mention them to someone out there on the street, nobody knows who they are.
Tyson Fury
Muhammad Ali meant everything to me. He inspired me to box after watching re-runs of him winning a gold medal in the Olympics and being a world champion.
Nicola Adams
Under two years in the UFC, I became a world champion. That’s a fast track.
Cody Garbrandt
This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid… I’m passionate about being a world champion, believe me.
Kell Brook
My money thing, I never wanted to have my motivation to be money, that’s not why I got into this sport, I got into it to be a world champion.
Cody Garbrandt
Only one guy can be world champion, and so if everyone else thought they were failures you’d have no one left on the grid.
Mark Webber
To finally become world champion after losing out in three previous finals is very satisfying. It shows that if you stick to your goals and work hard, you can achieve them in the end.
Nicola Adams
There are plenty of massive fights out there for me, I know that, but the goals always going to become world champion.
George Groves
I don’t want to become world champion and lose it immediately. I want to become world champion, take over the division and take it from there.
Anthony Yarde
I’m two times world champion, I’ve got nothing to prove to anybody.
Adrian Lewis
I’ve been through so much damn adversity, I’ve had so much critiqued on me. From being the undefeated world champion to never really getting the love or the respect I feel I deserved when I was on top and then finally getting knocked down and then everybody jumping on top, trying to kick me while I was down.
Chris Weidman
I grew up watching the careers of Tyson and Bowe. I always wanted to follow in their footsteps in becoming a world champion. But I’ve always been my own man.
Shannon Briggs
I turned pro as a 20-year-old, won a world title a year later, and remained a world champion ever since.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
All I want is to be a world champion and I will take on anyone to achieve that.
Luke Campbell
I was three times AAU All-American World Champion and I had rough time. I was broke, no money and everything was bad for me until WWE.
The Iron Sheik
My dream as a child was being a world champion.
Charles Leclerc
This is something nobody can take away from me. I’m a world champion. That’s a crazy feeling.
Christian Coleman
It’s not been a bad life, and I do know that I could never have been a world champion. All I ever wanted to do was be the best I could with what I had, which wasn’t very much, really. And that’s what I think I did.
Eddie the Eagle
I was born in 1970. In 2002, I became a world champion. I was captain. I had the honor of receiving the World Cup Trophy from no less than whom? Pele! Man! If I say any more I’ll cry. It’s really emotional!
Cafu
I think that the World Champion should try to defend the quality of play more than anyone else.
Boris Spassky
You don’t forget who the real Iron Sheik is. Who the real world champion, hall of fame Jesus of the twitter is. Only one Iron Sheik.
The Iron Sheik
I didn’t have to win, and winning wasn’t important to me. Being world champion wasn’t important to me. What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it.
Dwayne Johnson
I am European Games champion now as well as Olympic champion, European champion, and world champion.
Katie Taylor
Aljo has already beaten a former world champion in Renan Barao, and I thought he fought masterfully, using all these ranges beautifully. He’s like the Black Panther showing the world who he is.
Matt Serra
As the World Champion, every day is pretty much like Valentine’s Day for me – as far as hooking up with the ladies.
Judah Friedlander
I wanted to be a world champion.
Manny Pacquiao
Ive won it once, and that might be enough for some people, but it isnt for me, he says. I want to do this again and again. I want to be called out as a multiple world champion, and spoken about like some of the greats of the game.
Gerwyn Price
I go from unranked to world champion in one year.
Cody Garbrandt
When you start boxing when you’re 7 years old, that’s your dream, to become world champion, and after that you want to become something bigger than world champion.
Terence Crawford
I never put it to where I say, ‘I’m just this big pay-per-view star,’ or ‘I wanna be the No. 1 pay-per-view star that got all the ratings.’ No, I was just like, ‘I’m gonna be a world champion. That’s what I’m gonna be.’
Terence Crawford
We came to 135 to snatch a belt, and I felt like I definitely wanted to do that. I’d be a two division, three-time world champion. So I thought it was a great idea to do, so we did it.
Gervonta Davis
My goals in the future is to not just be in Formula 1. I want to be really successful, World Champion, though I guess this is like everyone! But that is what I’m targeting.
Valtteri Bottas
Someone like Jessica Ennis-Hill having her first baby then bouncing back to become world champion in the space of the year. I maybe wouldn’t have appreciated just how big an achievement that was until I had my own child. It’s an incredible thing.
Chris Hoy
I would like to be the youngest UFC world champion. I believe I can accomplish that.
Sage Northcutt
Being the first-ever three-time ROH world champion is pretty surreal.
Adam Cole
The way I look at it is I had to retire as world champion with my last match at WrestleMania.
Edge
Of course, to be WWE world champion is definitely on my list. Anybody who is not reaching for that proverbial brass ring is doing something wrong if they’re in the WWE.
Cesaro
Mayweather has been hit the least out of every world champion in history and that is the art of the sport; to hit and not get hit.
Anthony Yarde
I could be a world champion.
Aymeric Laporte
My parents can’t always travel with me because my little brother is a world champion on dirt bikes.
Hailie Deegan
I do believe that ‘Aljo’ could be world champion. If you look at the fighters he’s faced and beaten, they’re high caliber people. He’s also faced and overcome adversity, including back-to-back losses in fights he could have won.
Matt Serra
Of course I will turn professional at some stage. Then I want to be a world champion and finish up a legend and be out of the sport by the time I am 27.
Amir Khan
For me it was a normality having a father who was a world champion. I grew up with that, so it was never extra pressure. And I’ve never felt the need to emerge from his shadow.
Nico Rosberg
At 19, I was European champion, and at 21, I was world champion. Let’s just hope Amir Khan can follow in the same footsteps. I believe he can do it 100%; he’s a fantastic talent.
Naseem Hamed
My ambition is to one day be in Formula 1 and hopefully become world champion.
Charles Leclerc
I made a prediction when I was 11 that I would be world champion by the time I was 21, and I did it.
Naseem Hamed
I have nothing bad to say about Briedis. His style is a bit boring, but I respect him. Briedis is a world champion, so he has to be good.
Oleksandr Usyk
It’s my job to show up, make weight, and prepare to be a world champion if that opportunity presents itself.
Kamaru Usman
I was a world champion on the trampoline at an international level, and gymnastics competitor.
Dan Millman
To my mind ClickThings, and John Underwood are world champion caliber, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to partner with them.
Boomer Esiason
I’ve been world champion and number one at the same time, which is a brilliant feeling.
Neil Robertson
I dreamed of becoming a world champion, I dreamed of becoming France’s champion.
Kylian Mbappe
In 2017, I boxed in front of a home crowd in Sheffield and became the WBA super-middleweight world champion. After four attempts I had finally fulfilled my childhood dream, and the experience was as great as I had always imagined it would be. It was without doubt the best moment of my career.
George Groves
I’m a two-time world champion in jiu-jitsu. I can try to submit you.
Cris Cyborg
The idea of being a two-time world champion is a big goal for me.
Jermall Charlo
Vince Russo stuck up for me in WCW when it came down to who should be world champ. From what I’ve heard, there was a meeting, and Russo stood up for me. I would not be six-time world champion if it were not for Vince Russo. I would not even be one-time world champion if it weren’t for Vince Russo.
Booker T
By 2002 we might be championship challengers. But I want to race fast. I want to become world champion myself.
Ralf Schumacher
I have the most loyal fans that have been with me since I was 19 years old, when I was just a young guy becoming a world champion.
Vitor Belfort
My shirt and my hat always say ‘World Champion’ in some language. English, Spanish, Chinese, ‘Star Wars’ language, which is also known as Aurebesh, mermaid language.
Judah Friedlander
It’s a quality you need to be a world champion; you have to have that killer instinct.
Joseph Parker
Anyone who is not trying to be the world champion is wasting their time.
Christopher Daniels
I believe I’ve shown my worth, become a world champion, now I want to try and see how good I am. The only way I’ll find that out is by testing myself against the best.
Callum Smith
I wanted to be a world champion of some sorts since I got into the industry, when I was 15 years old, and I was able to do that.
Cody Rhodes
Everyone wants to be a world champion, but when you take that first punch it will tell you if you really want to be in this sport or not. For me, there was no doubt.
Ricky Hatton
I know people didn’t think I’d become a world champion – even people probably in my own camp, my own team, didn’t think I’d become a world champion this quickly.
Amir Khan
I never really felt I had the same respect as my male team-mates. My opinion wasn’t worth as much. I used to sit quietly in meetings and not say anything, as I knew my opinions would be disregarded. And that’s after I had become Olympic champion and multiple world champion.
Victoria Pendleton
I feel like everybody’s who fighting, young fighters and still learning and growing, that should be their goal – to be the UFC world champion.
Dustin Poirier
I didn’t expect one day I become world champion in the United States. I’m very proud to be together with boxing legends. It’s a dream to be in with Muhammad Ali.
Vitali Klitschko
Everything I do is for my parents, None of this matters without them. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be here… If it wasn’t for them, if it wasn’t for the structure and the backbone that I have, I wouldn’t be able to mess up and keep coming back and sit in front of you as a world champion.
J. R. Smith
It’s impossible to describe Messi. I like him so much, and I always say I feel so sad because he never won the World Cup with Argentina. It is an award he deserves because a world-class player like him must be a world champion.
Rivaldo
We dreamt of that as kids growing up. Like, main eventing, being world champion, walking down that aisle at WrestleMania as the last match, as the main event, as the headliner.
Christian Cage
I think being world number one and world champion, pressure comes with that.
Judd Trump
The Olympics is a special event and winning is very important. For me as a world record holder and world champion, the only thing I am missing is the Olympic gold medal and that is what I want to achieve in my career.
David Rudisha
I’m not here to be mediocre. I’m not in the UFC just to get a paycheck and make a living. That’s really not what I’m here for. If I wanted to make money, I would have gotten out of the sport and done something else. I want to be a world champion.
Michael Chiesa
That’s what a true professional is – a true world champion, so to everybody out there listening, especially the fighters that want to fight me… they’ll get knocked out, sparko.
Naseem Hamed
I’ve been asked many times, do you regret never having been the world champion, you know? I kind of laugh. I say well, you know, this business is a work. It’s like, none of those guys are ever really the world wrestling champion. The titles are props in this business.
Ted DiBiase Sr.
Listen, you can’t just come in to boxing and be a world champion. You’ve got to be born with it.
Adrien Broner
You think that after becoming world champion, you’re going to be a massive superstar with lots of lucrative bouts against great fighters, but that never materialised for me.
Joe Calzaghe
From a young age, people have been touting me as a future world champion and it’s nice to get that out of the way.
Judd Trump
I always wanted to be a world champion, all my life. At 13, I told my mom I would be a world champion.
Adrien Broner
I came from nothing and I have a chance to do something that happens once in a lifetime. There are only a couple people who can wake up and say that they’re a world champion, a multimillionaire, and a successful superstar.
Adrien Broner
I told my mother I was going to become a world champion and buy her a home.
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.
To me, being heavyweight world champion and Olympic sprint champion are the two greatest prizes in sport.
David Haye
I’m not going to say I was Britain’s greatest ever world champion. I think Joe Calzaghe was the best – although I think I fought a lot better fighters.
Ricky Hatton
I made my debut on October 10, 2008, so it’ll be seven years to the day that I could become world champion. That’s a massive night to be crowned.
Liam Smith
I’m here at Madison Square Garden as world champion and have a world champion’s mentality, the pressures on to defend my belt – this is what champions do.
Rocky Fielding
I want to be world champion, and that’s why I’ve worked for an entire lifetime to get here.
Michael Bisping
I worked in factories, slaughterhouses, as an upholsterer. I did demolition work, was a postman, was a tiler, a plasterer. I even sold double-glazing door-to-door. But I always dreamed of being a world champion, first of all as a boxer.
Michael Bisping
Thankfully I still have things I want to achieve so I can just set more goals. Now I want to unify, I want to have big fights and then one day move up and become a two-weight world champion.
Callum Smith
I never really thought about the fact I wasn’t world champion. It’s all fake, so having a belt really means having extra weight in your luggage.
Scott Hall
The boys, they are laughing: ‘Oh, you are boxing. Very funny.’ But I always challenge when people are laughing – ‘I’ll show you one day.’ After getting five times world champion, they are all quiet. And they respect me.
Mary Kom
I’m a five-time world champion in two different weight classes. Man, it’s amazing.
Andre Ward
For a long time, I felt like my identity was to fight. My identity was to be a world champion. That almost defined me.
Dominick Cruz
I do Thai boxing Mondays, jujitsu Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Wednesdays I do boxing with Mark – he was a world champion at one point. I absolutely love it. I actually have a punching bag outside in my garden. I’m obsessed with working out. I eat like a pig, so it kind of makes up for that.
Millie Bobby Brown
My goal is to become a world champion.
Henry Cejudo
I knew I was a world champion and a top contender at the highest level for over a decade, but I think I’ll be remembered as somebody that was an ambassador for the sport, someone who helped build something bigger than myself, and also for the team I’ve been able to build.
Urijah Faber
Building a better life for every child is a lot harder than becoming a world champion. Both goals take dedication and commitment.
Kim Yuna
There’s no better way to start a year than to become the first-ever three-time ROH World Champion.
Adam Cole
You work for years and years to make the Olympics, then something goes wrong and it’s all gone. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still make your mark in another way. Losing in the Olympic Trials made me that much hungrier to become a world champion as a pro.
Danny Garcia
All my life I’ve always wanted to be a world champion.
Jermall Charlo
I’ve been training mixed martial arts and kickboxing so I think that will give me better overall conditioning to become a world champion.
Bob Sapp
Having been a world champion, I would love to go on and train a world champion too.
Ricky Hatton
When you become a world champion and you defend your title for five or six years, and you have fifteen defences of your title, and you round up most of the other belts – and you feel you’re the best of your generation at the time – nobody can take that away from you.
Naseem Hamed
He has been a world champion – great for him – but listen, whenever Lennox Lewis wants to come out of retirement, I’m here waiting for him because I’m the best British fighter to come out of these shores.
Tyson Fury
It’s an honour to be a world champion, and it can never be taken away from you.
Caroline Buchanan
I’m the type of guy where I feel like if you throw me in against the guy that’s gonna be my hardest match-up, I think that’s gonna bring out the best in me, and I know that the best of me can beat anybody on any given day to become the world champion.
Michael Chiesa
My biggest moment was winning the World Series because everyone in my town was able to feel he was a world champion.
Johnny Bench
From a very young age people have been touting me as a world champion. So it can be tough, playing in the spotlight and people expecting big things from you all the time.
Judd Trump
It’s a huge deal to have the chance to be a four-division world champion at 26 years old.
Adrien Broner
I want to be the world champion.
Justin Gaethje
I was world champion. For me, chess is my life. It is everything.
Anatoly Karpov
Obviously, if you’re able to become a two division world champion – not many are world champions in their life or their career. I have the opportunity to do this.
Cody Garbrandt
To have a heavyweight world champion from Manchester is something you can only dream of.
Ricky Hatton
I would like it to be remembered; I would love to be World Champion one day and have my name on the list. That is the real dream – although I am sure it is the dream for pretty much all the Formula 1 drivers.
Daniel Ricciardo
Every fighter goes into the gym to be a world champion.
Dereck Chisora
At six years old, I told my dad that I would be world champion, and on Nov. 26, 2011, I am.
Adrien Broner
So much of boxing is to do with your mental state. Evander Holyfield talks about spirit. I definitely have that spirit and feel like I’ve got something special inside me. It’s about me bringing it out, controlling it and using it to become world champion.
Daniel Dubois
Basically my whole life revolves around soccer. I don’t take many vacations. Everything just gets put on the back burner because of my training. I miss out on a lot of weddings and family functions. But at the end of the day, I’m sitting here as a world champion, and it feels pretty good.
Carli Lloyd
Carl Froch is a strong, seasoned world champion and there’s no quit in him.
George Groves
When I told people my plan was to knock everyone out in the amateurs and become world champion as quickly as I could as a professional, a lot of people said it was impossible.
Anthony Yarde
I want people to look at me as a four-time world champion, in two weight categories, as a down-to-earth man of the people, not the joke that I had become.
Ricky Hatton
I’ve been training super hard at the Lopez Taekwondo Academy in Houston, which belongs to my brother Jean. For me, I think confidence is the biggest thing; it’s all mental. I train with the best of the best, including my brother Steven, a five-time world champion who won Olympic gold medals.
Diana Lopez
It sounds strange to be world champion at the Crucible.
Jimmy White
I think a lot of people clamored for me to be a world champion or to be in this position but that I needed to be more serious and fit a certain mold. One of my things as a performer is that what I learned in our journey was, honestly, it was so much more rewarding to do it our way.
Big E
What it is saying is that someone who was a world champion and who takes care of himself with a 17-year rest and applies the proper training techniques and perseverance could be successful.
Mark Spitz
Being a world champion again is just a step closer toward my goal. I want to be a pay-per-view star.
Gervonta Davis
Being a world champion is out of the ordinary.
Cafu
I’ve had the dream of being a world champion since I put on my first pair of gloves.
Daniel Jacobs
When I become world champion, what do I need? I need opponents, I need someone to pick a venue, negotiate a date, and I need a promoter.
George Groves
I’m not Ken Shamrock the MMA World Champion No Holds Barred fighter. I’m Ken Shamrock, The World’s Most Dangerous Man. Professional wrestling and MMA champion.
Ken Shamrock
At the end of the day, I want to be a world champion.
Luke Harper
Before I got in the UFC, I wrote down on a piece of paper a goal that I was going to make it to the UFC in 2015 and then I’ll be the world champion before 2017 so I’m right on track. I pull out that piece of paper all the time and look at it. It’s motivation.
Cody Garbrandt
I’m a world champion, I’ve beaten everyone I’ve been in with and I want to test myself.
Kell Brook
There are hundreds of young fighters whose handlers believe them to be a future world champion or the next great heavyweight or another Sugar Ray Robinson. The young men who inspire these beliefs are known as ‘prospects.’
Thomas Hauser
Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion.
Chuck Norris
One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people – men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach.
Magnus Carlsen
A player cannot become a world champion overnight. To become a champion, a player has to sacrifice a lot and to devote much of his time practising and training.
Jahangir Khan
I was world champion, but I was never able to celebrate it. It was a joke for me.
Caster Semenya
When I see Big E, I clearly see someone who could be world champion. The guy is on another level.
Kenny Omega
I started wrestling when I was 15 years old, and back when I was world champion, I was wrestling 7 nights a week.
Harley Race
I’m proud of my triumphs. I’ve dreamed of being world champion, I’ve had some difficult times and they’ve made me value the good times.
Sete Gibernau
It’s a very slippery slope when you have a world champion boxer fighting an MMA guy for the sake of money, and he can’t knock him out in the first round. He has to make sure he carries him a little bit.
Benson Henderson
People never believe it when they find out I’m a karate world champion. They don’t see me as the type because I’m small and blonde.
Anne-Marie
Being a fighter is no joke. Year in and year out. Especially as a world champion. All eyes are on you, and you can’t go where you want, eat what you want.
Naseem Hamed
You can be world champion, but ranked No 6 in the world, with there being four champions.
Callum Smith
I wanted to set new goals, because if you say, ‘Oh, I’m world champion,’ you don’t grow, and you don’t keep your level.
Jerome Boateng
What was great about Fischer is that when he became world champion is that chess was being covered everywhere. It was in all the major newspapers, it was on TV.
Hikaru Nakamura
People view you differently when you’re a world champion.
Paulie Malignaggi
Obviously, every fighter wants to be the world champion, and that’s what I want to achieve.
Michael Bisping
Who would have ever thought that, within a couple months of getting into the WWE, that I’d be wrestling in the main event for the world championship? Then, nine months after getting here, actually being the world champion.
A.J. Styles
With persistence, dedication, and especially with the hand of God, I came to be recognized as the best player in the world, world champion, among many other important titles in the history of football.
Rivaldo
It was very hard when the newspapers were chasing me. It was also very weird. I know I’d just become world champion but shouldn’t they be following someone who has done something wrong?
Adrian Lewis
After having been at WWE and being somebody who was being groomed to be a world champion, I ran afoul of some politics and spent three months on a losing streak. I had a confrontation with one of the executives.
Montel Vontavious Porter