Clay Guida Quotes

Clayton "The Carpenter" Guida (/??wi?d?/; born December 8, 1981) is an American professional mixed martial artist, fighting in the UFC as a Featherweight. A professional competitor since 2003, Guida has also formerly competed for Strikeforce, the WEC, and Shooto. Guida was the inaugural Strikeforce Lightweight Champion, and as of August 17, 2015, he was #11 in the official UFC featherweight rankings. He holds notable victories over former UFC Lightweight champions Rafael Dos Anjos and Anthony Pettis.

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They say people from small towns have big dreams and that pretty much describes me. I had big dreams growing up and I'm still a dreamer.

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I am in the Chicago Carpenters Union. They are huge supporters of mine and of MMA.

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My parents are hard workers and they showed me what it means to work hard. I would give a lot of the credit to my parents for where I'm at and who I am. They both worked multiple jobs to make sure me and my siblings were able to play sports and have a home. I'll never forget how hard they worked and that always motivates me.

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Trust me, I've seen a lot of fighters come in hot and they disappear faster than they came in after a loss or two. This is the UFC and the best fighters in the world are here. If you fight the great fighters you're bound to lose.

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You're speechless sometimes when you think of the support you've had from the first day I've started wrestling to now.

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Most of my fights, I push the pace. I'm the aggressor.

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A true champion and athlete is never satisfied with their performance. You can always do more and always improve.

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I consider myself a very driven and intense fighter.

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I'm far from a saint.

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In this sport, in this life, I think heart takes you a lot further than skill and technique... Just digging down deep will take you a lot further in life.

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People will respect what wrestling has to offer to this world. It will take educating themselves on more than just guys in there swinging for the fences.

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