Ultimate Fighting Quotes and Quotations
Fighters say the darndest things. Whether they’re trash-talking an upcoming opponent, making excuses for a loss, or just waxing philosophic on a random topic, there’s never any telling what the fighters of the UFC will say next.
Below, I have collected as many great UFC quotes as possible. They range from the bizarre to the downright hilarious, but each is guaranteed to make you look at the world of MMA in a whole new way.
If you know of a great Ultimate Fighting Championship quote that isn’t included on our list, feel free to drop us a line and let us know about it. Because as long as the fighters continue to talk, we expect this list to continue to grow.
“I will beat you into a living death.” – Ken Shamrock
“Bring on Fedor.” – Tim Sylvia
“When I started, I used to go off just instincts. Then they took head butts away, so I had to learn some skills.” – Mark Coleman
“I’m gonna knock you hair black.” – Ken Shamrock to Tito Ortiz
“Damn, I’m ugly.” – Forrest Griffin
“After a match, my opponent goes to the hospital and gets an IV, and I have a martini.” – Tank Abbott
“Who knows what would have happened to him, aeronautically speaking.” – Dan Severn
“My favorite fighter is Phil Baroni, and I’m pretty sure it’s yours too.” – Phil Baroni
“A black belt only covers two inches of your ass. You have to cover the rest.” – Royce Gracie
“I will get respect, or I will die.” – Ken Shamrock
“Prepare yourself for the worst, and the best will always happen.” – Tito Ortiz
“Conditioning is my best weapon.” – Frank Shamrock
“My strategy is just to attack, attack and attack.” – Don Frye
“I like Tito. I like a lot of people, but I’ll fight every one of ‘em. It’s all business. When I step into the Octagon, it’s all business.” – Chuck Liddell on fighting Tito Ortiz.
“I’m already going in with a win.” – Jerry Bohlander before losing to Tito Ortiz.
“I’m going to show the world why the Rangers belong in the Octagon.” – Greg “The Ranger” Stott prior to getting knocked out in 18 seconds.
“I have a high threshold for pain.” – Patrick Smith before being submitted by Ken Shamrock.
“The higher a monkey climbs up a tree, the more he has to cover his ass.” – Shonie Carter
“All I saw was swinging.” – Jim Brown
“Don’t call me a loser in front of my mom!” – Forrest Griffin
“You know, I just went from the barstool to the Octagon.” – Tank Abbott
“You get on Queer Street…you make a right turn…you’re back to Main.” – Tank Abbott
“Beating people up is a positive thing.” – Tank Abbott
“I didn’t think I was going to win.” – Remco Pardoel following a win.
“I came to party in the Octagon.” – Cal Worsham
“I’ll be back in about three minutes.” – Robbie Lawler before quickly defeating his opponent.
“Don’t fear me, fear the consequences.” – Paul Buentello
“Boxing is your father’s sport.” – Dana White
“Not bad for an old man.” – Randy Couture
“If he never walked again, I’d be cool with that.” – Chris Leben
“My weiner’s bigger than his.” – Joe Riggs discussing his chances against Matt Hughes.
“I ain’t no loser.” – Gary Goodridge after a UFC loss.
“Okay. Right here, I’m tickling his brain.” – Tank Abbott while watching a replay in which he presses his opponent’s head into the cage.
“Isn’t that the guy on the coffee can?” – Tank Abbott on his Brazilian opponent, Hugo Duarte.
“The idea of jiu-jitsu is to give the little guy a chance to beat the big guy.” – Royce Gracie
“…and I’m here to bust the ultimate fighting challenge.” – Steve Jennum on participating in the UFC.
“I don’t think much of Tito Ortiz. He needs to grow balls and sign to fight Chuck Liddell.” – Tank Abbott
“I’m gonna win this tournament because I am the most athletic fighter in it.” – Tank Abbott
“I dreamed that I was being raped by Freddy Mercury.” – Tank Abbott after losing to Dan Severn.
“I’m American. I can’t stand Brazilians. They live in a third-world country anyway, so they’ll go anywhere if there’s a little money. I live in America. I want to be a champion of an American organization.” – Phil Baroni
“I just take fights that make me feel comfortable.” – Tito Ortiz, who has sometimes been accused of ducking certain fighters.
“When I go in there, I’m not going in there to win. I’m going in there to fight.” – Tank Abbott
“What? Did he just win the Olympics?” – Tank Abbott after the crowd goes wild during a match.
“You put the Devil on the other side, and I will come to fight.” – Royce Gracie
“It’s about having confidence in yourself. I’m not afraid of that man across from me.” – Ken Shamrock
“My breathing techniques make me impervious to chokes.” – Joe Son before getting choked out in his UFC debut.
“He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day and looks like a pussy today.” – Tank Abbott
“I’ll bet he wishes he had that other pectoral muscle right about now.” – Tank Abbott commenting on Tra Telligman’s TKO loss. Telligman lost one pectoral muscle due to a childhood accident.
“Mike Tyson’s a great boxer. The greatest boxer – but boxer. Not the best fighter.” – Royce Gracie
“Tank has no style and need to be taught a lesson.” – Hugo Duarte before his loss to Tank Abbott.
“Tito is one-dimensional…just a big wrestler.” – Jerry Bohlander before losing to Tito Ortiz.
“I don’t care who it is. I’ll knock ‘em both out.” – Chuck Liddell on who he would rather face, Tito Ortiz or Ken Shamrock.
“In a real fight in a bar, you wouldn’t be able to lay on your back like a bitch. You might catch a pool cue to the back of the head.” – Tank Abbott
“I’m starting to get sexually aroused right now. You better get that off.” – Tank Abbott after watching a replay of his knockout of John Matua.
“Hey, ref…don’t look at me! Pay attention to the fight!” – Bas Rutten during a fight.
“I’m going to teach him a lesson in humility.” – Ken Shamrock before losing to Tito Ortiz.
“Do you know what pimp stands for? It stands for Punching Is My Pleasure.” – Shonie Carter
“Blood is just red sweat.” – Enson Inoue
“Live as a man. Die as a man. Become a man.” – Enson Inoue
“I come to kill or be killed. My plan is to rip his head off. If that doesn’t work, I rip his arms off. If that doesn’t work, I rip his legs off.” – Tony Halme before losing a fight in under 30 seconds.
“I’m here to break people.” – Jon Hess prior to breaking his wrist in his next match.
“My diet is like Atkins, but with the carbs.” – BJ Penn
“The first time I fight him, he beat me fairly squarely.” – Georges St. Pierre talking about Matt Hughes.
“I will pass his guard. Elbows will be dropping, and bones will be breaking.” – Diego Sanchez
“I just don’t want to get hit, that’s all. I want to win without getting hit.” – Royce Gracie
“I don’t know what kind of technique was used there, but there was a lot of kicking and punching.” – Jim Brown
“The first thing that makes you a tough fighter is in your head and in your heart, then your tools. It has nothing to do with someone teaching you how to be tough.” – Tank Abbott
“At least one time in your life, train with the will to die.” – Enson Inoue
“If I get a hold of something, I’m gonna break it!” – Ken Shamrock prior to losing a match.
“I’m trained in the ancient art of breaking bones.” – John Matua prior to getting savagely knocked out by Tank Abbott.
“I’m gonna squish that small head of yours.” – Ken Shamrock to Tito Ortiz
“Here’s where I hit him with the light switch.” – Tank Abbott commenting on his knockout of Steve Nelmark.
“Let me tell you something about the ground game and jiu-jitsu. All you un-athletic people out there, you know this for a fact. Little kids learn jiu-jitsu. Women learn jiu-jitsu. You don’t have to be an athlete to know jiu-jitsu. You have to be an athlete to wrestle in college or walk into a boxing gym and have competitive boxing matches and fight people. You just have to be a bitch and lay on your back to know jiu-jitsu. I mean, come on. It’s the truth.” – Tank Abbott
“I’m gonna show Tito who Ken Shamrock is, was, and is now.” – Ken Shamrock prior to a loss to Tito Ortiz.
“I plan on knocking him out and punishing him. Making him quit. Making him say, you know, ‘Phil, you’re the better man. I’m sorry. I tapped out, please let me get out of here with my life.’ So that’s going to be the difference.” – Phil Baroni on what was going to be different in his rematch with Matt Lindland. Baroni lost both matches.
“I’m gonna beat you down like the punk you are, cause that’s what you are is a punk!” – Ken Shamrock prior to a loss.
“Tank’s a fantastic human being, as far as fighting’s concerned.” – Jim Brown
“That’s straight from the Shaolin temple.” – Eddie Bravo after witnessing a poorly executed spinning backfist.
“Wrestlers need a lesson in submission, and I’m just the one to teach them.” – Frank Shamrock
“Anyone can win two fights in one night, but it is the third fight that tells you if you have steel balls or not.” – Don Frye
“It’s an octagonal octagon.” – Bill Wallace
“You just have to realize that Jet Li is a movie star. He’s great at what he does, but if he stepped into our world, he wouldn’t last long.” – Chuck Liddell
“This is my world. You step into my world, you will step out a loser. I guarantee it.” – Frank Shamrock
“There is nothing there…nothing there. Royce doesn’t have enough power in his legs to do anything to Severn. Dan is in no danger, here.” – Jeff Blatnick shortly before Royce Gracie defeated Dan Severn…with his legs.
“Pat! Combinate him!” – The conerman of Patrick Smith during a fight.
“I took his warrior spirit.” – Ken Shamrock
“When it came, it came haaaaard!” – Robbie Lawler on his knockout of Tiki.
“I go to Deezneeland.” – Royce Gracie following his victory at the first UFC event.
“I made him say, ‘Please, Frank, stop hitting me.’” – Frank Shamrock
“I’d like to thank Dariel pasta.” – Phil Baroni after a fight.
“What I tell you? Don’t blink! It’s just gonna be over quick.” – Tito Ortiz
“He will sleep, brother.” – Royce Gracie to his brother before taking on Ken Shamrock.
“Yeah, if a train left point A traveling 60 miles per hour and another train left point B….” – Dan Severn during the pre-fight when asked by the referee if he had any questions.
“I was hitting him, and I hear him say, “Ahhh,” so I keep going, you know?” – Georges St. Pierre after defeating Sean Sherk
“So I kicked him in the head, kneed him in the face and called it a day” – Brandon Vera
“He will be the last of the Mohicans.” – Tito Ortiz talking about a rematch with Chuck Liddell.
“All of a sudden, Magnum P.I. has got an attitude.” – Tank Abbott on Dan Severn
“He was in an ambulance on the way to the hospital, while I was laughing about it at the bar, having some cocktails.” – Tank Abbott
“Because I can’t sing and dance, and it beats fuckin’ workin’ every day. Now ask me a question that doesn’t sound so fuckin’ stupid.” – Phil Baroni when asked why he fights for a living.
Fighter: What happened?
Ken Shamrock: You got kicked in the head with a kick.
Fighter: Who won?
Ken Shamrock: He did.
“I want to fuck…I want to fight Chuck. Fuck Chuck!” – Wanderlei Silva
“I’m looking forward to Glamrock and, uh, Freddie Mercury.” – Tank Abbott on the upcoming match between Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn.
“He’s got a weak chin, and I have heavy hands.” – Nate Quarry on Rich Franklin.
“Holy shit, you’re a tall motherfucker.” – Jeremy Horn upon noticing his opponent’s size.
“If you’re coming on, come on!” – Harold Howard prior to losing.
“Put a whooping on that boy!” – Cal Worsham’s corner during his losing effort against Tank Abbott.
“I’m here to release the beast!” – Dan “The Beast” Severn
“He choke me. I choke him!” – Keith Hackney
“Next time I fight Tito, I will deform his face.” – Wanderlei Silva after losing to Tito Ortiz.
“Without a broken hand and broken foot, I’d ht him in the face.” – Gerard Gordeau after losing to Royce Gracie with a broken hand and broken foot suffered in a previous fight.
“Motherfucker!” – Jason DeLucia after being knocked down by Bas Rutten.
“Things have become a little too virtual for me.” – Paul Varelans
“They stopped it because of a cut.” – Tiki after suffering a knockout at the hand of Robbie Lawler.
“I’ve never been hit flush in the face before.” – Emmanuel Yarborough
“To all those that thought I would lose…fuck you!” – Cabbage Correira after his first UFC win.
“You won’t be UFC champion, but you will know pain.” – Bas Rutten on defending his UFC belt.