Intimidating quotes for fighting
At 33 years of age (at the time), Mir knew that the time he had left in the sport was dwindling and the last thing he wanted to do was walk away with regret. #15: Matt Serra – When Matt Serra knocked out Georges St-Pierre at UFC 69 in 2007 it was undoubtedly one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, but it certainly took a lot of skill to finish the fight the way the New York native did in the first round.
Just weeks after the fight was over, St-Pierre decided to tell the world that he admitted took Serra lightly and didn’t train or prepare the way he should have for the fight.
There would be motherf—kers every hour on the hour showing up to pamper me out” No one will ever accuse perennial UFC bad boy Nick Diaz of quoting Shakespeare during his pre-fight interviews, but at the same time there’s a kind of brutal honesty and unapologetic fervor that you get during one of his tirades that can’t be replaced by anyone else.
During the UFC 158 pre-fight media conference call, Diaz was made aware that his opponent Georges St-Pierre had not only never been on Twitter but the messages released in his name were done by an assistant.
It certainly didn’t do Serra any favors when it came to the rematch — which happened to take place in Montreal in 2008.
Alongside Sonnen and Bisping, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson had more than his fair share of famous and funny lines over the years while he was in the UFC and this one was truly his best.
#20: Matt Hughes – Matt Hughes was never big on trash talk but he was definitely a smart fighter that understood what it meant to be humble.
He quotes this phrase on his personal website, and there may not be wiser words to live by in the UFC than these few from a Hall of Famer like Hughes.
For weeks leading up to the fight, Barry had spoken about how he idolized Cro Cop and if he actually won the fight he would stare out of a window weeks in disbelief of what just happened.
Add to that, St-Pierre’s face on magazines and ads for products like Under Armour and it led Diaz to stomping all over the Canadian’s gold plated lifestyle. Sometimes fighter quotes don’t really relate back to a certain time or place, and this is one of those moments.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir could or should write a book one day with all of the great phrases he’s invented over the years, and this one stands out above them all.
He was never a fighter that boasted how great he was inside the Octagon.
Hughes just went to work, won fights and walked out with the title.To all the women and men continuing the fight for feminism in 2017, get inspired by the words of the trailblazing women who've said it best. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street.