I think the UFC does a pretty good job of backing me.
I'm a family guy, I've got a beautiful wife, a beautiful son, and I couldn't be happier.
Everyone knows who the money fight is, and everyone is begging for it. But at the end of the day, Conor's going to fight who he wants to fight.
Too many guys are over here begging for people and trying to chase people to fight, this and that, begging for money fights. You become your own damn money fight.
I want to have my 11 or 12, 13, 14 belt picture. I want to be lying down just covered in them. I want a lot of them. I want my closets to be filled with UFC belts.
Before Mendes got suspended, I've been calling out Chad Mendes.
I don't take that away from Conor, that he beat Chad Mendes on short notice. Chad took that fight knowing he had a chance to beat Conor, so that's Chad's fault he took that fight.
I want to defend my throne. All my fans know. They love me. I want to defend this; I want to be a champ and keep defending. Come try to take over my village.
These guys are playing checkers. I'm out here playing chess. When they figure it out, it's too late.
I got to fight the greatest-of-all-time in my weight division - not once but twice. I was watching this guy when I was 16 years old when I first started kickboxing. I wanted to fight Aldo in a kickboxing match. A couple years later, I came to MMA and wanted to fight him. 10 years later, I got to fight the man twice.
You've got to believe in your damn self and do the damn thing, so I'm a big believer in self-belief, man, and going out there and working hard and sacrificing.
I'm not a talker. I'm a doer.
I want to be a champion. I want to be a long-reigning featherweight champion. I want to be known in the history books: my name everywhere as a champion. And then, later on in my career, when I start getting good, then I can start doing the exhibition matches for money and stuff.
I'm just asking for a fair shake. You see a lot of these guys, a lot of these other champions making what they're making. I'm not trying to take anything away from them, but I feel like I'm one of the more exciting fighters under contract in the UFC.
Life changes on a dime, so live life to the fullest.
If I medically can't make the weight, then I'm not going to force my body to do something that it doesn't want to. I'll gladly go up to '55.
It took me 10 fights to get the damn interim title shot and then 11 to get an undisputed shot.
You got to keep your feet on the ground, and it is what it is.
You either grow with this sport, or you get left behind. It's sad, but it is what it is. You gotta keep up with this sport.
All I have to do is keeping on focusing on what Max Holloway does, and that's winning - and winning fashionably.