The absolute worst part of my job is having to cut people. I have to cut people after every show, that's just how it goes. But I don't judge you on wins and losses. What I do care about is a great fight.
Listen, I've been wrong before, and I'll be wrong again.
The amount of negativity I hear on a daily basis is unbelievable. But that's the kind of stuff you have to tune out, focus, stick with your vision and keep plugging every day.
When Georges St-Pierre goes away, what's going to happen to the UFC? Uh-oh, when Anderson Silva is gone, what's going to happen?' The answer is: Yes, there are other stars.
At the end of the day, when you're dealing with heavyweights who can punch, anything is possible. When you've got a big heavyweight who has knockout power, anything's possible.
We bought the UFC when not only was it a bankrupt company that was going under, it had a horrible stigma attached to it. This thing was so bad it was not allowed on pay-per-view.
Anything can be changed. Anything can be fixed. Things that are broken can be fixed. And you don't have to be some billionaire or millionaire to do it. You just have to be a person with a vision and the passion to do it, and be willing to fight for it every day.
I saw 'Boogie Nights' more times before the movie came out than any other movie I had ever seen.
Boxing is very one dimensional. You can hit to the head, you can hit to the body. As soon as two guys get into a clinch, you're separated.
We're all entitled to make mistakes. I'm not one of these guys where if you make a mistake, I'm gonna try to tear your life down and burn it to the ground.
I treat people and I deal with my fighters and I deal with the fans like a real person. I don't come out and read canned statements written by our lawyers.
We're going to continue to go into markets that we've never been in, continue to grow the sport, continue to cultivate talent and the whole landscape of television is changing and I feel like we're ahead of the curve on that, too.
As an American, you can do whatever you want to do, and you can choose whatever side you want to be on.
I like guys to stay at their weight classes and dominate. I don't want guys moving up and down.
When you have a concept and a sport like this, you have to have a vision.
It's not like I'm going to go out and change the world and convert everyone into MMA fans. There's going to be fans out there who are fans of combat sports and fans of contact sports but not everybody's going to be converted.
One of my big philosophies is that fighting is the sport that crosses all borders. I don't care what color you are, what country you come from or what language you speak, fighting is in our DNA. We get it and we like it.
When you talk about somebody being your world champion, you couldn't ask for a better human being than Daniel Cormier.
Chuck Liddell loves to fight. That's his passion. That's what he loves in life. But there comes a day and age - fighting is a young man's game.
I'd rather have too many good guys than not enough. It's a nice problem. They sort themselves out because when guys fight each other, they determine who deserves the title shot, not me.