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.
I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I'm inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.
There is definitely an addiction to money that I have.
Muhammad Ali is a legend, a hero of mine.
I've read a lot of books on the laws of attraction, and in my home, I have a big book on Muhammad Ali, which I've read because he is, like, a hero of mine, but other than that, no, I'm not a big reader.
I've learned new footwork patterns that are very unusual. I've learned how to find a lower centre of gravity, and I've found more angles to throw shots.
People think hard sparring will get you sharp. And you do get sharp in the gym. But anytime I've trained that way, I've actually been a little bit flatter in the fight. And the knockout shot hasn't come. It's almost because my training has been too hard.
I enjoy competition. I enjoy challenges. If a challenge is in front of me and it appeals to me, I will go ahead and conquer it.
My success isn't a result of arrogance - it's a result of belief.
Any top-level athlete, it's always the same. There's always that hint of arrogance there... It's hard to be humble when you're the best.
I believe in believing. My coach John Kavanagh is a big atheist, and he is always trying to persuade people to his way of thinking, and I think, 'What a waste of energy.' If people want to believe in this god or that god, that's fine by me; believe away. But I think we can be our own gods. I believe in myself.
I'm just looking to learn, grow, stay focused, and become a better fighter and a better athlete.
I have the greatest job in the world. I get paid loads of cash for beating the crap out of people. And I'm very good at it.
A lot of people cry and complain and put their hand out and beg. It never goes well.
I never got into training to be an All-Ireland boxing champ or to win a belt. At the start, I just got into it to learn how to defend myself when I got into situations.
I think I am the greatest fighter in any class. I know I can hold two, maybe even three belts.
You might win some, you might lose some. But you go in, you challenge yourself, you become a better man, a better individual, a better fighter.
I don't feel bitterness, I don't feel anger towards anybody. Fighting is never emotional to me.
People say that I'm a boxer. I actually started with kick boxing, and then I moved onto boxing, and then I moved onto grappling.
I am not stupid. I am a very bright guy. I know that in the fighting game, you get people who get brain damage and do themselves long-term harm.