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87 Motivational Conor McGregor Quotes

Conor McGregor is one of the most well known MMA fighters in the world.

The Irish fighting legend started his MMA career in 2008, and in 2012 he won both the Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships, holding both titles concurrently before vacating them to sign with the UFC where he went on the win the UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Championships too!

McGregor is a world class fighter, one of the best talkers in sport and his confident, often arrogant and cocky attitude draws big audiences and a lot of big pay days.

What’s most inspiring about Conor McGregor is that he started from the very bottom, working 12 hours a day as a plumbers apprentice and collecting welfare checks to becoming one of the most recognized fighters of all time.

He is someone who embodies hard work, dedication, discipline, and the relentless pursuit to be the best at his craft.

What you’ll see from the collection of motivational Conor McGregor quotes below is that he also understands the power of having a success mindset and attributes a lot of his success to having a clear vision and single minded obsession towards his goals.

87 Conor McGregor Quotes

1. “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.” – Conor McGregor

2. “My success isn’t a result of arrogance – it’s a result of belief.” – Conor McGregor

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

4. “The more you seek the uncomfortable, the more you will become comfortable.” – Conor McGregor

5. “Yes, sir, no, sir, clock in, clock out. Why were you late? Why are you not in today? That’s not how humans are supposed to live.” – Conor McGregor

6. “If you deserve it, go get it.” – Conor McGregor

7. “Why go through life if you’re not going to challenge yourself?” – Conor McGregor

8. “People like to blame others. I think a person should just look at their own situation, look around them, find out what they wish to do, and seek and go and do that. And that’s it.” – Conor McGregor

9. “When I do something, I do it full steam ahead.” – Conor McGregor

10. “I feel you’re in charge of your own situation.” – Conor McGregor

11. “I just figured out that if I gave my all into this game – if I put everything into the fight business – then I would eventually run the fight business.” – Conor McGregor

12. “A lot of people cry and complain and put their hand out and beg. It never goes well.” – Conor McGregor

13. “There’s people that tried to celebrate when I lost that got nothing to do with it. That’s not the sign of a champion.” – Conor McGregor

14. “I enjoy competition. I enjoy challenges. If a challenge is in front of me and it appeals to me, I will go ahead and conquer it.” – Conor McGregor

15. “Life is about growing and improving and getting better.” – Conor McGregor

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

17. “To do anything to a high level, it has to be total obsession.” – Conor McGregor

18. “I don’t feel pressure in a negative way. I like pressure. I feel excitement and calm at the same time. No pressure, no diamonds. I want pressure: pressure creates drama, creates emotion.” – Conor McGregor

19. “The thing about the truth is, not a lot of people can handle it.” – Conor McGregor

20. “Life’s a rollercoaster. You’re up one minute; you’re down one minute. But who doesn’t like rollercoasters?” – Conor McGregor

21. “I am not afraid of saying something and going and pursuing it. That’s it. I see it in my mind. I say it out loud. I go and do it.” – Conor McGregor

22. “I am in the fighting game. I don’t care about anything else. I don’t watch the news, I don’t care about politics, I don’t care about other sports. I don’t care about anything I don’t need to care about. This is my sport: it is my life. I study it; I think about it all the time. Nothing else matters.” – Conor McGregor

23. “I always teach myself calm and visualization stuff.” – Conor McGregor

24. “I’ve read a lot of books on the laws of attraction, and in my home, I have a big book on Muhammad Ali, which I’ve read because he is, like, a hero of mine, but other than that, no, I’m not a big reader.” – Conor McGregor

25. “I always put myself out there. I’m not afraid to commit to something.” – Conor McGregor

26. “I’m just trying to be myself. I’m not trying to be anyone else.” – Conor McGregor

27. “What someone else does or doesn’t do has no effect on me and what I do.” – Conor McGregor

28. “I’m just a kid that defied the odds. I’m just a kid that ignored the doubt. I’m just a kid from a little place in Dublin, Ireland, that went all the way, and I’m going to continue to go all the way.” – Conor McGregor

29. “Nobody is my boss.” – Conor McGregor

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

31. “I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing. Keep proving people wrong and proving myself right.” – Conor McGregor

32. “We’re not just here to take part. We’re here to take over.” – Conor McGregor

33. “I believe in myself so much that nothing is going to stop me.” – Conor McGregor

34. “I keep having vivid dreams of success. Then it’s time to sleep.” – Conor McGregor

35. “When I say something is going to happen, it’s going to happen.” – Conor McGregor

36. “All that matters is how you see yourself. If you see yourself as the king, with all the belts and everything, and no matter what no one else says, as long as you see that, and really believe in it, then that’s what’s going to happen.” – Conor McGregor

37. “I stay ready so I don’t have to get ready.” – Conor McGregor

38. “There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all 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.” – Conor McGregor

39. “Excellence is not a skill. Excellence is an attitude.” – Conor McGregor

40. “Smart work pays best. Trust it.” – Conor McGregor

41. “What defines us is how well we rise after falling.” – Conor McGregor

42. “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.” – Conor McGregor

43. “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.”  – Conor McGregor

44. “Always look to learn. Learning something new is a great feeling. The feeling of progress.” – Conor McGregor

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

46. “Be grateful with everything you have and you will be successful in everything you do.” – Conor McGregor

47. “It’s a tough pill to swallow but we can either run from our adversity or run to our adversity, tale it head on and conquer it.” – Conor McGregor

48. “Real champions fight through adversity.” – Conor McGregor

49. “I have never encountered a winner that held hate towards something.” – Conor McGregor

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

51. “Failure is not an option for me. Success is all I envision.” – Conor McGregor

52. “Look out for those who look out for you. Loyalty is everything.” – Conor McGregor

53. “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.” – Conor McGregor

54. “Winner focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.” – Conor McGregor

55. “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.” – Conor McGregor

56. “When you have a vision and you see that vision come true, it really only shows you that anything can happen, you can do it all.” – Conor McGregor

57. “Keep believing in your ability, believe in your shot, believe in your move, and show up at the gym. It is a recipe for success that cannot be stopped.” – Conor McGregor

58. “Be passionate, be optimistic, be grateful.” – Conor McGregor

59. “Don’t read the paper, make the paper.” – Conor McGregor

60. “It may be round in circles, but it’s up.” – Conor McGregor

61. “Through wins, through losses, through life… I’m in the gym.” – Conor McGregor

62. “People say a loss can make or break a fighter, but a win can also make or break a fighter because they get comfortable with a win and slack off.” – Conor McGregor

63. “There’s only one thing that’s impossible to beat… a man that doesn’t give up.” – Conor McGregor

64. “If you have a clear picture in your head of something that’s going to happen… then nothing can stop it.” – Conor McGregor

65. “I have visualised my imagination so clearly and so consistently that it has manifested itself into my reality.” – Conor McGregor

66. “Appreciate your surroundings and be grateful for it and that’s when good things happen.” – Conor McGregor

67. “I believe in working harder and putting in the time – being completely obsessed. And, yeah, I think that’s life.” – Conor McGregor

68. “You are either the best. Or you are the worst. There is no in between.” – Conor McGregor

69. “You must improvise, adapt, and overcome.” – Conor McGregor

70. “To do anything to a high level it has to be total obsession. Ask José Mourinho, he wouldn’t know a thing about me, my sport – he knows football, and to get to high levels you have to be insane, nothing else means anything. I respect all forms of movement and lifestyles, but I am in a bubble. I wake up, it is in my head; I go to sleep, it’s in my head, 24/7.” – Conor McGregor

71. “An injury is not just a process of recovery it’s a process of discovery.” – Conor McGregor

72. “I don’t worry about my opponent or their game, I worry about my game.” – Conor McGregor

73. “I don’t work, I live… I don’t have a job, I just have a life.” – Conor McGregor

74. “Know yourself, to know others.” – Conor McGregor

75. “I used to imagine it. I used to pretend that my Peugeot driving to the gym in the rain in Dublin was a Ferrari on the Vegas strip. And now that I have that? I can’t even describe that feeling. That’s why I like the best – the best cars, the best food, the best watches.” – Conor McGregor

76. “I don’t relax, I don’t celebrate. I sit and plot.” – Conor McGregor

77. “Pressure is an illusion, but I like that illusion of pressure.” – Conor McGregor

78. “I’m definitely on the pursuit of perfection…I will always be learning.” – Conor McGregor

79. “I think we should all focus on who we are, what we want to do, and do it. That is my way. I don’t know why anyone would want to do that politics stuff.” – Conor McGregor

80. “I pursue this dream and carry on. I don’t dwell too much on the outside, I just focus on the inside.” – Conor McGregor

81. “You sleep on a win and you’ll wake up with a loss.” – Conor McGregor

82. “I plot my ascent daily.” – Conor McGregor

83. “If you are the best, you must go that extra mile.” – Conor McGregor

84. “One thing I believe that’s a key to success is celebrate your surroundings.” – Conor McGregor

85. “The support gets me to the gym but the doubt keeps me there.” – Conor McGregor

86. “I think we can be our own gods. I believe in myself.” – Conor McGregor

87. “I daydream too. I visualise. I think ahead, I can do it now, sitting here. I think ahead to the walk-in, I can hear the crowd, the music, I can feel the cameras all around me, I can feel movements in my body as I am heading there, I can bring up that incredible feeling you get when you step into the cage.” – Conor McGregor

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