Conor McGregor is a fighting phenom who has taken the Ultimate Fighting Championship by storm. Whether you like him or not, the UFC and its fans have seen nothing like him before.

Conor McGregor is an Irish professional mixed martial artist. He was born on July 14, 1988 in Crumlin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He is currently the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion and a former UFC Featherweight Champion.

McGregor began his mixed martial arts career in 2008. McGregor beat José Aldo in 13 seconds to win the Featherweight title and he beat Eddie Alvarez to win the Lightweight title. McGregor is the first fighter in UFC history to have held titles in both divisions simultaneously.

Conor McGregor has swiftly become the biggest pay-per-view attraction in MMA.

Here are 125 of the best quotes from Conor McGregor:

Nothing good ever comes from worrying or sitting there feeling sorry for yourself… Keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good. — Conor McGregor

At the end of the day you gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable. — Conor McGregor

There’s only one thing that’s impossible to beat… a man that doesn’t give up. — Conor McGregor

Excellence is not a skill, excellence is an attitude. — Conor McGregor

If you have a clear picture in your head of something that’s going to happen… then nothing can stop it. — Conor McGregor

Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in. — Conor McGregor

Look out for those who look out for you. Loyalty is everything. — Conor McGregor

I have visualized my imagination so clearly and so consistently that it has manifested itself into my reality. — Conor McGregor

I fear no man. If you breathe oxygen, I do not fear you. — Conor McGregor

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. — Conor McGregor

I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing. Keep proving people wrong and proving myself right. — Conor McGregor

All that matters is how you see yourself. — Conor McGregor

Appreciate your surroundings and be grateful for it and that’s when good things happen. — Conor McGregor

It’s not really that much of a big deal – you brush it off and you come back. Defeat is the secret ingredient to success. — Conor McGregor

Always be civil, but with a plan to neutralize everyone in the room. — Conor McGregor

You are either the best. Or you are the worst. There is no in between. — Conor McGregor

I’m cocky in prediction, I’m confident in preparation, but I am always humble in victory or defeat. — Conor McGregor

You must improvise, adapt, and overcome. — Conor McGregor

I don’t give a f***. We’re not fighting. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me. All the stuff I have to do outside the fighting, the promotion, this, I don’t give a f***. But when I am facing up for a fight, I know what they’re thinking. I can read their minds. When I am going face to face with an opponent, nose to nose, I can smell the fear, and I’m feeling no fear at all. — Conor McGregor

I don’t care about anything I don’t need to care about. — Conor McGregor

Sometimes I train in the middle of the night, all on my own. Can’t sleep, don’t want to sleep, get up, go to the gym, work. This is early for me, being here at half ten in the morning, this is really early, and I’m only here because I screwed up yesterday and kept you hanging around. Other times I’ll call up my wrestling coach, or my jiu jitsu coach, or my deep-tissue guy, and want to really focus on one part of what I do. I train in all these different disciplines. — Conor McGregor

I am comfortable in the uncomfortable. — Conor McGregor

I don’t work, I live… I don’t have a job, I just have a life. — Conor McGregor

Be passionate, be optimistic, be grateful. — Conor McGregor

Keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good. — Conor McGregor

Be spontaneous, be creative, go out and have fun, let things happen naturally. — Conor McGregor

I keep having vivid dreams of success. Then it’s time to sleep. — Conor McGregor

An injury is not just a process of recovery it’s a process of discovery. — Conor McGregor

I don’t relax, I don’t celebrate. I sit and plot. — Conor McGregor

Failure is not an option for me. Success is all I envision. — Conor McGregor

Real champions fight through adversity. — Conor McGregor

Power and speed aren’t enough to overcome someone who is strategic, who knows what you’ll do before you do it and can turn it on you; someone who is mentally engaged and combines the whole package. — Conor McGregor

I used to imagine it. I used to pretend that my Peugeot driving to the gym in the rain in Dublin was a Ferrari on the Vegas strip. And now that I have that? I can’t even describe that feeling. That’s why I like the best – the best cars, the best food, the best watches. — Conor McGregor

Sometimes the truth hurts. It hurts because they have a weakness – and I exploit weakness. — Conor McGregor

I believe in working harder and putting in the time – being completely obsessed. And, yeah, I think that’s life. — Conor McGregor

Pressure is an illusion, but I like that illusion of pressure. — Conor McGregor

I am in the fighting game, I don’t care about anything else. I don’t watch the news, I don’t care about politics, I don’t care about other sports. I don’t care about anything I don’t need to care about. This is my sport, it is my life. I study it, I think about it, all the time. Nothing else matters. — Conor McGregor

I have never encountered a winner that held hate towards something. — Conor McGregor

You can’t fear success and I think a lot of people do… I’m not like that. I’m going for it. — Conor McGregor

I worked my ass off to earn what I have. You have to understand, not many people where I come from get to experience this kind of life. — Conor McGregor

To do anything to a high level it has to be total obsession. — Conor McGregor

To do anything to a high level it has to be total obsession. Ask José Mourinho, he wouldn’t know a thing about me, my sport – he knows football, and to get to high levels you have to be insane, nothing else means anything. I respect all forms of movement and lifestyles, but I am in a bubble. I wake up, it is in my head; I go to sleep, it’s in my head, 24/7. — Conor McGregor

I’m definitely on the pursuit of perfection…I will always be learning. — Conor McGregor

I stay ready so I don’t have to get ready. — Conor McGregor

I plot my ascent daily. — Conor McGregor

Don’t impersonate. Innovate. — Conor McGregor

It is the most powerful submission in the sport. It is a beautiful thing. You’re holding them into you, their back is on you, and you are basically choking them gradually like a boa constrictor and once you’ve got them, the pressure goes on and they have to submit or they are going to stop breathing. It happened to me early in my career, and I panicked, and gave in, I tapped out too early. I learned a lot from that. I learned from it, learned how to do the move better, learned how to avoid it being done to me. — Conor McGregor

There’s two things I really like to do and that’s whoop ass and look good. I’m doing one of them right now and on Saturday night, I’m doing the other. — Conor McGregor

Fourteen weeks before the Mendes fight I tore 80 per cent of my ACL. That is the main ligament for stability. Every day in that training camp when I was working my way back, I was saying “real champions fight through any adversity”. That is why I am a real champion and he is not. Look at my eye [he had seven stitches put in an old wound after an injury in training the night before we met]. Fighters fight on. Aldo got scared, he went running and I worry he will run again. — Conor McGregor

I’m on top of the world, man. And I intend to stay there. — Conor McGregor

Know yourself, to know others. — Conor McGregor

I know I might rub people the wrong way sometimes, but I’m just a kid living my dream… I’m enjoying my life. — Conor McGregor

Have fun, that’s what it’s all about. People get stressed over it… Let competition eat them up. That’s not me, I just get in and have fun. That’s what I’m here to do: Have fun and make some money doing it. — Conor McGregor

If I could bust out and eat anything… if I ever stop fighting, I could put on some serious weight with sweets. — Conor McGregor

Ask José Mourinho, he wouldn’t know a thing about me, my sport – he knows football, and to get to high levels you have to be insane, nothing else means anything. — Conor McGregor

I think we can be our own gods. I believe in myself. — Conor McGregor

I don’t worry about my opponent or their game, I worry about my game. — Conor McGregor

I have unemployed my girlfriend. She had a job working for a cardiologist and now she can hang out, put her feet up, buy all the things she wants, have a nice breakfast with you and me in the Four Seasons. Any fights in families like mine come from everyone worrying about money. I’m taking all those worries away. That makes me feel happy, makes me really proud of what I do. — Conor McGregor

There’s a Celtic saying, “Many a time a man’s mouth broke his nose.” — Conor McGregor

I love money, and I love movement. I like what it has let me do for my family. I have paid off my mum and dad’s mortgage, I’ve bought them two BMWs, they can have anything they want. I am buying a fleet of cars for myself. I have unemployed my sisters, they don’t need to work, don’t need to worry about a thing. — Conor McGregor

Losing can be a great motivator] but not if it drains your confidence. One of the reasons I got into this game was because I wanted to learn how to get myself comfortable in uncomfortable situations. — Conor McGregor

I don’t believe in talent. Talent doesn’t exist. — Conor McGregor

You can’t enter a contest emotionally charged. It clouds your judgment, it clouds your reaction. — Conor McGregor

I pursue this dream and carry on. I don’t dwell too much on the outside, I just focus on the inside. — Conor McGregor

I love what I do… When I’m in there I don’t want to be nowhere else in the world… I love this game more than anything. — Conor McGregor

The support gets me to the gym but the doubt keeps me there. — Conor McGregor

I whoop people for truckloads of cash. — Conor McGregor

One thing I believe that’s a key to success is celebrate your surroundings. — Conor McGregor

Smart work pays best. Trust it. — Conor McGregor

You sleep on a win and you’ll wake up with a loss. — Conor McGregor

If you are the best, you must go that extra mile. — Conor McGregor

I think we should all focus on who we are, what we want to do, and do it. That is my way. I don’t know why anyone would want to do that politics stuff. — Conor McGregor

Seems like people get obsessed about times and numbers and weights and that – I’m obsessed with winning. — Conor McGregor

I will cross that bridge when it comes. 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. I am into it in a big way, and I am good at it, and I am going to get very, very rich and then I will get out and we will see what comes after that. — Conor McGregor

You need to be able to hit, kick, grapple, wrestle, but for me so much of this is about the mind, about feeling you are in complete control of the space around you, and you know what to do at any moment. That is a wonderful feeling, but it doesn’t just happen, you have to work for it, train for it, think about it all the time. — Conor McGregor

I don’t use machines – animals don’t use machines. — Conor McGregor

Pain is part of the sport. — Conor McGregor

I believe in believing. — Conor McGregor

When I’m in there I’m just in my zone. What people think about when they’re looking at me, that’s their business. If there is a bit of that, I am fine with it, each to his own. — Conor McGregor

I am not a big crier. But I’d say it was after the Mendes fight. It was not because of the fight as such. It was everything leading up to it. It had been such a tough time. When I did my knee, I had some very dark times. Life is all about ups and downs and I’d say there had been a lot of downs, but I got through it, I won and after the fight, I was standing in the shower and I was crying, just letting it all go. — Conor McGregor

You can take on the world in a good suit. — Conor McGregor

I always think street but train sport. — Conor McGregor

My name, the McGregor name, my family’s motto … means royal is in my blood. That goes way back. So for [Aldo] to say he is the king and I am the joker, if this was a different time, I would invade his favela on horseback and kill anyone that was not fit to work. But we are in a new time. So I’ll whoop his ass in July. — Conor McGregor

It’s gone, boxing’s gone. What is there in boxing? Who is there to talk about, who is there that people go, “Yeah I want to fight him?”, and fans go “I wanna see that fight”? There’s Floyd Mayweather, and he is 38, 39, he’s maybe got one fight left. What else is there? He’ll have a last fight or two and a couple of guys will get a few million dollars, but way less than I’m gonna be getting in future. This sport is getting bigger all the time, and I am making it bigger. — Conor McGregor

I won’t ever shy away from a fight and if it makes sense down the road, I’ll do it. But it will be on my terms. — Conor McGregor

I daydream too. I visualize. I think ahead, I can do it now, sitting here. I think ahead to the walk-in, I can hear the crowd, the music, I can feel the cameras all around me, I can feel movements in my body as I am heading there, I can bring up that incredible feeling you get when you step into the cage. — Conor McGregor

Training to me isn’t about a set time at the gym – I move at all times of the day and night. — Conor McGregor

I do yoga. People think it is easy, just touching your toes. It is hard. But I tend to go with my own flow. It’s back to the movement thing. I feel it when I need to train, and I do what I feel I need to do. And when I am in the run-up to a fight, I am really at it the whole time, might be getting my weight down to meet the limit for the division. Soon I am moving up and I am going to be champion in the next one too. — Conor McGregor

As far as I’m concerned, I just speak the truth. — Conor McGregor

People do what they think works for them, but the sport is about instinct, movement, balance, power… it’s too animalistic to get rigid about your training. — Conor McGregor

It’s important to stay hydrated – first thing I do in the morning is stretch and drink water. — Conor McGregor

One of the reasons I got into this game was because I wanted to learn how to get myself comfortable in uncomfortable situations. I grew up in a tough area of Dublin, and fighting was just part of your life. Boys fight, and I won some, but I lost a lot too, and I didn’t like that, I didn’t like that feeling of not knowing whether I was in danger, in trouble. — Conor McGregor

I feel it when I need to train and I do what I feel like I need to do. I don’t get obsessed with one style or one skill. — Conor McGregor

I love money because I’ve earned it. — Conor McGregor

Golf isn’t a sport, it’s a game. I’m not saying it’s not a difficult game, with lots of mental stuff. But it’s not a sport like mine. Where is the combat, the intensity of what we do? — Conor McGregor

I studied every move, I became fascinated by thinking what I could have done differently. And I take that approach now as a professional. I am on it, all the time, never stop thinking, learning. You don’t get to be world champion unless you do that. — Conor McGregor

I don’t just want the belt, I want every one of their heads on a plate. — Conor McGregor

There are people who have great skills, who do great things, but don’t embody the whole animal that is the fight game like I do. — Conor McGregor

Late switches are part of fighting and I’ve handled them all. — Conor McGregor

I hold no emotions while I am in there… in there it is just calm and creative. — Conor McGregor

Face adversity head on in your training and you will conquer it smoothly in your fight. — Conor McGregor

I’m not a fan of routine. — Conor McGregor

I don’t watch the news, I don’t care about politics, I don’t care about other sports. — Conor McGregor

Every little detail to every little movement must be perfect. Perfection in movement. — Conor McGregor

If people want to believe in this god, or that god, that’s fine by me, believe away. — Conor McGregor

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. — Conor McGregor

I move in many ways. I can adapt and overcome to any situation. — Conor McGregor

Boxing is going to have to catch up with the kind of things UFC is doing. They’re getting left behind. — Conor McGregor

Whoever said it’s tough at the top is talking absolute sh*t. — Conor McGregor

Movement is meditation. Move to win. — Conor McGregor

Wherever it goes is my best position. Wherever it goes I am comfortable. — Conor McGregor

Victorious. I feel that is why I did all the training, why I make the sacrifices, that is why I got into the shape I am in. I feel I have won, that’s millions more coming my way, I feel great. — Conor McGregor

The surface below your feet is so special. It is not like a boxing ring, not like a wrestling mat, it’s its own thing, and when I am there, I am floating, I am moving with total freedom, I am free. And when you know, when you just know you are going to win, like I do, there is no better feeling. — Conor McGregor

You don’t get to be world champion unless you do that… — Conor McGregor

There’s people that focus on the game and forget about the art. There’s that specific special individual that can do both. — Conor McGregor

I work hard and fight easy. — Conor McGregor

I don’t feel negative emotions. I feel calm, composed and ready. And as it goes on I get better at it. By the time the fight is on, I don’t feel any emotions at all. — Conor McGregor

I try to eat healthy all the time. I don’t eat takeaways. I drink mostly water or coconut water. — Conor McGregor

Getting enough protein is important when I train, to help build muscle and recover, so I’ll supplement with protein shakes. — Conor McGregor

I like looking good. But it’s also about the feeling, right? — Conor McGregor

A fight is mental, not just physical and psychological warfare is absolutely part of that. — Conor McGregor

Speed is the essence of war. — Conor McGregor

In general, I like the healthy stuff and don’t really have a problem with any of it. — Conor McGregor

I eat, sleep and breathe training. — Conor McGregor

Machines don’t use machines. — Conor McGregor

Listen, I am in the fighting game, I don’t care about anything else. — Conor McGregor

Think street, train sport. — Conor McGregor

Movement for me is meditation. — Conor McGregor

I think I am the greatest fighter in any class. — Conor McGregor

The term “trash talk” is such an American thing. I still laugh at it. — Conor McGregor

I’ve never voted, no. — Conor McGregor

My diet is usually pretty consistent whether I’m training for a specific fight or not. I don’t like to mess too much with it. — Conor McGregor

I mean I love movement. I mean the energy that comes from the way I move. We get energy from how we move. I mean the control I get from knowing everything about how my body feels and how it is working. — Conor McGregor

I know I can hold two, maybe even three belts. So I have business to take care of back in and around my weight class. — Conor McGregor

It makes a difference when you’ve got more than two months versus two weeks to train for a particular opponent. — Conor McGregor

I don’t know why anyone would want to do that politics stuff. — Conor McGregor

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