I wanted to help people. I was raised by Quaker hippies... True happiness comes from helping others, that's what was pounded in my head from day one... So that began my teaching journey.
Watching Clay Guida fight is like watching a Tasmanian devil.
The sun will rise tomorrow, even if you get knocked out in 30 seconds.
I get a huge kick out of training people, out of helping people, out of just being a part of a process that I get to see people's dreams come true.
Fighters have to be optimists.
Humility comes from how you come at the world. Confidence comes from how you come at yourself.
There's an old Celtic proverb that I follow: See much, study much, suffer much is the path to wisdom.
Your job, with all that mental training and suffering, is just to push your line of breaking so far your opponent can't find it.
Every day is one day closer to the dirt, so you got to go hard.
You have to get comfortable being uncomfortable... so that when we get our 15 minutes in the cage, we don't panic, we don't break down.
I always look at things as, instead of a problem, how is this an opportunity?
You do brutal workouts to get used to suffering so suffering doesn't become a defining deal.
You have to wake up and say, 'I have a fire in me to be better than I am right now.' That's your base.
Why do people watch fights?... They watch it for inspiration.