I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
I don't play any tournaments to come second best.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
Hopefully I can become the Babe Ruth of the World Wrestling Federation and be the champion at the same time.
To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.
A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
What could be better than walking down any street in any city and knowing you're the heavyweight champion of the world?
A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.
What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.
Each great athlete must some day bow to that perennial old champion, Father Time, even as I, for Time eventually wins.
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.
I don't champion the idea of being in a Hollywood movie. I never had fun in one of them
I don't want ever to be champion again.
I would have been a much more popular Wolrd Champion if I had always said what people wanted to hear. I might have been dead, but definitely more popular.
Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown.
As an Olympic champion gymnast, I have always stayed involved in my sport.
Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.
Upon awakening in the morning, I wondered if the proceedings of the night before had been a dream. It was hard to believe that I was the world's heavyweight champion.
Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony.
People still look at me as the champion and that's very important to me.
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