• Conor McGregor is one of the biggest icons in UFC history

  • Notorious has formed rivalries with several UFC stars, including Nate Diaz, Jose Aldo and Khabib Nurmagomedov

  • Read up on the best and funniest Conor McGregor quotes here at 888sport

Everyone knows who Conor McGregor is. An iconic sporting figure, McGregor has been one of the dominant forces in mixed martial arts during the UFC era.


Whether you bet on UFC regularly or not, McGregor is known around the world and he often finds himself in the news – though not always in a positive light.

Some of the best Conor McGregor quotes have come in the immediate aftermath of fights, with UFC interviews earning millions of views from all four corners of the globe.

Sports betting fans know all about McGregor and Notorious isn’t afraid to speak his mind – he certainly doesn’t lack confidence and charisma.

The most controversial Conor McGregor quotes don’t make this list, instead we’ve opted for some of the comments and responses that show off Notorious’ self-belief.

Best Conor McGregor Quotes:

  1. “Me and Jesus are cool. I’m cool with all the gods. Gods recognize gods.”

  2. “It’s not really that much big of a deal – you brush it off and you come back. Defeat is the secret ingredient to success.”

  3. “All that matters is how you see yourself.”

  4. “Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.”

  5. “I have never encountered a winner that held hate towards something.”

  6. “I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing. Keep proving people wrong and proving myself right.”

  7. “At the end of the day, you’ve gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable?”

  8. “I keep having vivid dreams of success. Then it’s time to sleep.”

  9. “I was always a dreamer, and my first ambition was to be a footballer. I’d be out in the field doing drills after it got dark at night. So I had that passion to get somewhere and a drive to do something. I did love football and was always more into playing it than watching it. When I found combat sport, however, it just took over. It’s non-stop now.”

  10. “Failure is not an option for me. Success is all I envision.”

  11. “It’s a tough pill to swallow but we can either run from adversity or we can face our adversity head on and conquer it. And that’s what I plan to do.”

  12. “Excellence is not a skill. Excellence is an attitude.”

  13. “The only weight I give a fuck about is the weight of the cheques and my cheques are super-heavyweight."

  14. “I stay ready so I don’t have to get ready.”

  15. “Do I hate my opponents? How can I hate someone who has the same dreams as me?”

  16. “There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all equals as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that’s that. I am not talented, I am obsessed.”

  17. “One king gets old, then a young gorilla comes up and kills him, and takes everything he owns.”

  18. “Approach everything with an open mind, with a learning mind. You will never stop learning as long as you keep the mind-set that everything works, because everything does work. There’s a time and a place for every single move. If you work on it enough, it will work.”

  19. “Be grateful with everything you have and you will be successful in everything you do.”

  20. “My success isn’t a result of arrogance. It’s a result of belief.”

  21. “If you’re asking would I like to fight Floyd Mayweather — I mean, who would not like to dance around the ring for $180 million?”

  22. “There’s people that focus on the game and forget about the art. There’s that specific individual that can do both.”

  23. “You can’t fear success and I think a lot of people do. I think a lot of people fear the really high heights. But I am not one of those people… I’m not like that. I’m going for it.”

  24. “I’m going to the stars and then past them.”

  25. “I wish everyone well, but you need to focus on yourself. You need to stop putting your hand out. Everyone wants handouts. Everyone wants things for free. You’ve got to put in the world, you’ve got to grind, you’ve got to go through the struggle, and you’ve got to get it.”

  26. “We’re not just here to take part. We’re here to take over.”

  27. “Winner focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.”

  28. “These custom-made suits aren’t cheap. This solid gold pocket watch, three people died making this watch. I need to put people away. I need those big fights. I’m going to end up in debt pretty fast."

  29. “Smart work pays best. Trust it.”

  30. “Don’t hide nothing. Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Don’t care about what other people thing. Be yourself: you are what you are.”

  31. “If you deserve it, go get it.”

  32. “Nothing good ever comes from worrying or sitting there feeling sorry for yourself… keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.”

  33. “What defines us is how well we rise after falling.”

  34. “I am cocky in prediction. I am confident in preparation. But I am always humble in victory or defeat.”

  35. “I’m not going to get somewhere and say, ‘OK, I’m done.’ Success is never final; I’ll just keep going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I’m going to the stars and then past them.”

  36. “When I say something is going to happen, it’s going to happen.”

  37. “You might win some, you might lose some. But you go in, you challenge yourself, you become a better man, a better individual, a better fighter.”

  38. “Always look to learn. Learning something new is a great feeling. The feeling of progress.”

  39. “I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.”

  40. “Look out for those who look out for you. Loyalty is everything.”

*Credit for the main photo belongs to John Locher / AP Photo*

Alex is a sports betting tipster, specialising in Premier League football, the Champions League and horse racing.

He loves placing a weekly accumulator on the football at the weekend and dreams of landing the big winner that will take him back to Las Vegas.

As well as writing sports betting tips for 888sport since 2015, Alex has produced content for several international media companies, such as Goal.com and The SPORTBible.