ďThere is no harder working, more discipline, mentally tougher, physically tougher people in the world than the wrestlers out there in the world and more specifically the division 1 wrestlers.
Being able to go through a program like University of Missouriís working my butt off just continuing to build and build and build that work ethic.
Laziness is contagious just like hard work is. I didnít give myself an opportunity to be lazy and I didnít surround myself with people who were lazy.
Something about going to the gym or going to a workout or doing something Ė that youíre not going as hard as you can or putting forth you best effort just seems wrong and counterproductive. Itís the obligation I feel to do the best I can with this opportunity and become a world champion in my division.
I Plan on becoming the best lightweight in the world and not sacrificing this blessing and this gift that god gave me. Go out there and be in a sport like MMA, compete in a sport like MMA and make a living and get to do interviews and all this kind of stuff. Iím leaving tomorrow to Irvine, CA to fight in front of thousands of people to be on Spike TV in front of potentially a couple of million people.
When you think about how truly blessed we are as Mixed Martial Artist, professional athletes and the lifestyle we get to live and youíre down right ludicrous if you donít take every opportunity you can to be the best fighter you can possibly can be. Thatís kind of my mindset.Ē