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Most known for his antics outside of the Octagon, as well as his performances inside, Conor McGregor is one of the most quotable fighters ever step into the UFC.
The former 2 division champion, did something that no other professional Mixed Martial Artist ever did, where he mixed the charismatic nature of professional wrestling with deadly knockout power.
Conor McGregor’s Rise to Fame
Conor’s rise to stardom happened after his win over Jose Aldo, after tormenting the former featherweight champion throughout their press conference. The 13-second knockout cemented the Irish star’s place in the UFC.
Conor then went on to become the promotion’s first 2 division champion after defeating Eddie Alverez.
However, Conor McGregor shone the most during his second fight against Nate Diaz, where he was coming off a loss against the welterweight.
Conor McGregor quotes can be seen everywhere, from advertisement, to pop culture, which just goes to show what kind of an icon he has become. One of the very few to transcend the world of MMA and become an icon in their own right.
Below we’ve handpicked some of our favourite Conor McGregor quotes, some are motivational, some are funny, but all are iconic in their own right.
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12 Motivational Conor McGregor Quotes
- “Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.” – Conor McGregor
- “I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing. Keep proving people wrong and proving myself right.” – Conor McGregor
- “I was always a dreamer, and my first ambition was to be a footballer. I’d be out in the field doing drills after it got dark at night. So I had that passion to get somewhere and a drive to do something. I did love football and was always more into playing it than watching it. When I found combat sport, however, it just took over. It’s non-stop now.” – Conor McGregor
- “We’re not just here to take part. We’re here to take over.” – Conor McGregor
- “I believe in myself so much that nothing is going to stop me.” – Conor McGregor
- “I keep having vivid dreams of success. Then it’s time to sleep.” – Conor McGregor
- “I’m going to the stars and then past them.” – Conor McGregor
- “When I say something is going to happen, it’s going to happen.” – Conor McGregor
- “The more you seek the uncomfortable the more you will become comfortable.” – Conor McGregor
- “I’m just trying to be myself. I’m not trying to be anyone else.” – Conor McGregor
- “My success isn’t the result of arrogance, it’s the result of belief.” – Conor McGregor
- “All that matters is how you see yourself. If you see yourself as the king, with all the belts and everything, and no matter what no one else says, as long as you see that, and really believe in it, then that’s what’s going to happen” – Conor McGregor
8 Funny Conor McGregor Quotes
- “I just want to take this chance to apologize… to absolutely nobody! The double champ does what the fuck he wants!” – Conor McGregor
- “These custom-made suits ain’t cheap. This solid gold pocket watch… Three people died making this watch.” – Conor McGregor
- “When you sign to fight me, it’s a celebration. You ring back home, you ring your wife. ‘Baby, we done it. We’re rich, baby, Conor McGregor made us rich. Break out the red panties.” – Conor McGregor
- “He makes gun signs with the right hand and animal balloons with the left hand.” – Conor McGregor
- “What are you doing with a school bag on stage? You can’t even read. Forty years old carrying a schoolbag. The man doesn’t even fucking read.” – Conor McGregor
- “I own this town. I own Rio de Janeiro. So for him to say that he is the king and I am the joker, if this was a different time, I would invade his favela on horseback and would kill anyone who wasn’t fit to work. But we’re in a new time, so I’ll whoop his ass (instead).” – Conor McGregor
- “Just please show up December 12. I don’t want to scare him anymore. He’s petrified. He went running before. So I’m going to take the opposite approach: Cuddle him, look after him, whisper sweet nothings, tell him it’s going to be all right. It will be over quick.” – Conor McGregor
- “Who the fuck is that guy?” – Conor McGregor
6 Quotes by Conor McGregor on Hard Work
- “I stay ready so I don’t have to get ready.” – Conor McGregor
- “There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all 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.” – Conor McGregor
- “Life is about improving and getting better.” – Conor McGregor
- “Excellence is not a skill. Excellence is an attitude.” – Conor McGregor
- “Smart work pays best. Trust it.” – Conor McGregor
- “Hard work and dedication.” – Conor McGregor
9 Conor McGregor Quotes on Failure
- “What defines us is how well we rise after falling.” – Conor McGregor
- “It’s not really that much big of a deal – you brush it off and you come back. Defeat is the secret ingredient to success.” – Conor McGregor
- “Approach everything with an open mind, with a learning mind. You will never stop learning as long as you keep the mindset that everything works because everything does work. There’s a time and a place for every single move. If you work on it enough, it will work.” – Conor McGregor
- “Always look to learn. Learning something new is a great feeling. The feeling of progress.” – 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
- “I am cocky in prediction. I am confident in preparation. But I am always humble in victory or defeat.” – Conor McGregor
- “Be grateful for everything you have and you will be successful in everything you do.”
- “It’s a tough pill to swallow but we can either run from our adversity or run to our adversity, tale it head-on and conquer it.” – Conor McGregor
- “Real champions fight through adversity.” – Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor is one of the most quotable mixed martial artist’s of all time. While his recent loss over Dustin Poirier means that his career may be winding down slowly, we will always have these memorable Conor McGregor Quotes