" I’m envisioning a whole new belt, and it’s up to ‘Bigfoot’ and me to go out there and get it. It’s not that he’s coming to take mine away; this is a whole new one, and we’re both contenders for that belt, and we’re both equally hungry ... That’s how I see it. This is a fight I have to win. "
" This is the position I want to be in, so I have to go out there and perform. This is what I’ve been working hard for, this is what I got into this sport to do – to be the #1 guy, and not just get the belt once or twice, but to keep accumulating a bunch of belts. That’s what I want to do, that’s what I’ve envisioned in my career, so I’m here now, and I’m going to keep doing it ... I’ve only gained the belt twice, and that’s not where I want to be. I want to keep accumulating belts, so I’m not there yet. I’m not happy with where I’m at yet; I want to keep doing this, and stay in this position for a long time. "