Daniel Cormier, American Athlete ( March 20, 1979 - )

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My confidence comes from knowing I do the right things in my life. I do the right things in the gym. I do the right things all together.~Daniel Cormier

Life Confidence Together

Wrestling is a hard sport, but it's only a sport.~Daniel Cormier

Wrestling Hard Only

It's unfair to think that we can do what we do with the intensity that we do it and expect injuries to not happen.~Daniel Cormier

Injuries Think Expect

A lot of times, losing a fight is tough. In your darkest hours, I guess your true colors show.~Daniel Cormier

Fight Colors Losing

I've done nothing wrong. Some people just don't like me. Maybe I'm somebody that's easy to dislike, but I don't get it. Whatever. I'll do what I do.~Daniel Cormier

People Me Nothing

It's very difficult to make a 100% turnaround. It's tough when you actually do exhibit patterns of bad behavior. You need to have a very strong support system of people who are willing to keep you in your place if you're going to overcome these things.~Daniel Cormier

Strong Support People

You don't quit after you get beat. You pick yourself up, and you start rebuilding to accomplish your goals.~Daniel Cormier

Goals Yourself Accomplish

My training has always been really tough. I've always worked hard. I've always been very committed to my training and focused on my workout.~Daniel Cormier

Training Tough Focused

You don't get to the highest levels of the sport without having the basics in order.~Daniel Cormier

You Without Basics

I was into basketball, but then once I found contact sports, it was over. I never played basketball again in my life.~Daniel Cormier

Life Sports My Life

My confidence comes from my fights and my training.~Daniel Cormier

Confidence Training Fights

I want to be the best.~Daniel Cormier

Best Want

My confidence comes from me, not from Jon Jones. I can't draw my confidence from another person.~Daniel Cormier

Confidence Me Person

I'm not a guy that really likes to pile onto somebody. Doesn't really matter who it is.~Daniel Cormier

Matter Likes Guy

I went through a training camp; I worked extremely hard. I prepared for UFC 200. This was the big one. This one meant everything to me.~Daniel Cormier

Training Me Everything

I have to be smart. You cannot be going in there, trying to go forward and pressure guys, and be taking damage and getting hurt on the way to doing it.~Daniel Cormier

Hurt Smart Doing

I have definitely worked on that... being efficient and also being smarter with my pressure.~Daniel Cormier

Pressure Being Smarter

Being able to go forward has been good, you know? I'm lucky to have that ability, to pressure guys and make them falter and wilt.~Daniel Cormier

Good Forward You

You have to be a champion in all facets of life.~Daniel Cormier

Life Champion You

As a champion and one of the best fighters in the world, guys should always step up to the plate and want to fight Jon Jones.~Daniel Cormier

Best World Fight

I was a fan of Jon Jones. I thought he was great.~Daniel Cormier

Great Thought He

I'm not on a slander campaign to ruin Jon Jones publicly. That's not what I set out to do.~Daniel Cormier

Ruin Campaign Jon

If I would have won that Olympic gold medal, I would have gotten a job somewhere coaching at a university, and I would be totally content with my life.~Daniel Cormier

Life Job Gold

If you're the UFC champion, you're the best in the world at what you do, and I get the opportunity to do that.~Daniel Cormier

Best Opportunity World

I've always been a rough kid.~Daniel Cormier

Kid Always Rough

I'm so bad at baseball, I can't even hit now.~Daniel Cormier

Baseball Bad Now