Top Quotes from Rafael dos Anjos

By | February 3, 2019

I’m an aggressive fighter, but I’m smart. I’m not going to play stupid.

Rafael dos Anjos

People treat you one way when you’re champion, but when you’re not the champion, everything changes. People treat you different.

Rafael dos Anjos

I want to do that. That’s my goal. I want to become a legend.

Rafael dos Anjos

Coming from where I came from, I was born naked with no teeth. Now I have everything.

Rafael dos Anjos

The way I train, the way I spar, I’m out of my comfort zone every single day, and you can see the result in my fights.

Rafael dos Anjos

I think it’s a loser’s mentality to get happy with somebody losing.

Rafael dos Anjos

Everybody needs money, but I’m a fighter. For what I make, I’m happy with what I make. The money is not everything; it’s about honor.

Rafael dos Anjos

I’m going to show the difference between the champ and second place.

Rafael dos Anjos

Every night that I put my head on the pillow, I go to sleep knowing that I can do more. I’m working toward perfection. I’m trying to be the best ever.

Rafael dos Anjos

If I don’t fight McGregor, I still have a good life.

Rafael dos Anjos

I am surrounded by great people.

Rafael dos Anjos

A lot of people tell me I have to trash-talk more, but I got here with my fists, fighting, not with my mouth.

Rafael dos Anjos

When you’re a fighter, and you’re not doing good in your work, that happens – you lost the fight.

Rafael dos Anjos

I’m always looking for perfection. Even after training and my coaches say I did good, I always think I could have done more.

Rafael dos Anjos

I do things right. No shortcuts.

Rafael dos Anjos

I have to take care of my family, my team, and my legacy.

Rafael dos Anjos

If you’re out for two years, and you beat one guy with a full-time job, without disrespect, but we’re talking about fighting for a world title. You can’t just beat a guy that went there to cover some guy that got injured, and then this guy, after two and a half years, gets a title shot.

Rafael dos Anjos

I beat Diaz, Pettis, Ben Henderson, Cerrone, and I earned it, man. I earned my title.

Rafael dos Anjos

Nate Diaz is a tough opponent. I’ve fought him.

Rafael dos Anjos

I’m the former lightweight champion. I want to fight one of the top guys. I don’t want to fight a guy who isn’t ranked.

Rafael dos Anjos

I think between 2014 and 2015, I made weight five times in 11 months. During that time, I felt my body change. It was able to hold on to more weight. And anybody who makes weight knows that it gets harder and harder to make weight once you’ve done it that many times.

Rafael dos Anjos

Cerrone is a great opponent. The guy won eight fights straight.

Rafael dos Anjos

I’m a big fan of Georges St-Pierre.

Rafael dos Anjos

You have to respect your opponent.

Rafael dos Anjos

You can promote fights – of course, you have to – you can say ‘I’ll beat you’ or whatever, but you cannot put family, religion, anything like that in the mix. You need to separate things. That is a line a lot of fighters cross.

Rafael dos Anjos

I’m under contract. Whatever the UFC asks, I have to do because they are my bosses and they treat me very well. I can’t complain about that, and it’s this, man: When you have a boss, you need to follow orders.

Rafael dos Anjos

The future is out of my hands; it is in God’s.

Rafael dos Anjos

I’m confident, motivated.

Rafael dos Anjos

I’m looking to make history.

Rafael dos Anjos

I don’t do fight camps anymore because I live in camp.

Rafael dos Anjos

I breathe martial arts every day of my life.

Rafael dos Anjos

I think every fight is different based on who is fighting.

Rafael dos Anjos

I’m the best in the world; thank you, Jesus, for that.

Rafael dos Anjos

I came from the bottom. Now I’m the main event and UFC champion.

Rafael dos Anjos

It wasn’t easy to get here, and it will not be easy to take my title away from me.

Rafael dos Anjos

I want people to remember me as a guy who works hard.

Rafael dos Anjos

It doesn’t matter who they put in front of me, I just want people to remember me.

Rafael dos Anjos

I always trained hard in my life to win the title, and I will train twice as hard to stay at the top.

Rafael dos Anjos

Every fight and every loss taught me something.

Rafael dos Anjos

I’m the kind of guy who always pushes really hard.

Rafael dos Anjos

I want to keep active, so when they called me to fight Nate Diaz, I agreed because I wanted to stay active. I got a little surprised because he was out so long, but he’s a tough opponent.

Rafael dos Anjos

God makes everything in perfect time, and he doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle.

Rafael dos Anjos

I’m always the underdog, and I go in there and win the fights.

Rafael dos Anjos

My goal is to always be improving my skills.

Rafael dos Anjos

Power is natural, but it can be improved with a lot of work. It’s been something I’ve focused on for a couple of years because I saw it as a place where I could make improvements.

Rafael dos Anjos

I’m a calm-headed fighter. I do my job.

Rafael dos Anjos

Everybody likes money. I like money. I need money to survive. But I don’t love money. Money is not my god.

Rafael dos Anjos

I’ve learned that the key is to fight with no pressure.

Rafael dos Anjos

When you put the pressure on yourself, it’s not good. If you fight afraid to lose, you wind up not fighting that good.

Rafael dos Anjos

I just have to go out and fight my fight and fight to win.

Rafael dos Anjos

Ever since I was 10 years old doing jiu-jitsu, I’ve done well against the tall guys.

Rafael dos Anjos

Man, Ben Henderson, Donald Cerrone… these guys are a different level, man.

Rafael dos Anjos

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