“I don’t hate the guy. I don’t have anything against the guy, but every single reporter asks me about him so I’m like, ‘You know what? I want to stop the talk. I don’t want to be asked about him anymore. Let’s have a fight.”
“I do think the UFC is matching him up with people that play well into his style. They match him up with strikers. They don’t match him up with anybody who’s really going to pressure him and take him down. I don’t think he has any wrestling. I think that’s the one hole in his game that everybody needs to see. As soon as he fights a good wrestler everybody’s going to see that. I want it to be me.
“I want to be the one to put an end to this whole thing and to quiet him down and to humble him.”
“If you’ve got two guys who want to fight you, one’s calling you ‘the P word’ and the other’s like, ‘Hey, you wanna fight?’ Who are you gonna want to fight? Of course, the guy that’s talking all the crap.”
“I feel like I’d be able to finish him, easily. But he is a dangerous fighter. He throws a lot of flashy moves. A lot of stuff that you don’t really see coming.”