I was really disappointed with the lack of respect from the UFC towards Brazilian athletes.
I will be a complete man, a complete athlete, with a fight with Roy Jones Jr.
I'm an athlete who took the sport to another level. I don't get or ever got the respect from people.
Unfortunately, the reporters ask the same questions over and over again. When reporters keep asking the same questions, they've got to recognize I may hear these questions 20 to 30 times in a matter of days. It gets to the point where I think, 'Read the other interviews!'
Sometimes people think I'm gay. A lot of people have asked me if I'm gay. I answer, 'Look, not to my knowledge. But I'm still young, it could be that in the future, I'll find out that I'm gay.'
There are many great fighters in the UFC; some of my favorites are Rodrigo Nogueira, Lyoto Machida, and B. J. Penn, but aside from these guys, the UFC has many great fighters in every division.
I don't feel that I have to prove anything to anyone as far as what I've done in fighting.
Sonnen doesn't know martial arts. He's a wrestler; he doesn't know how to respect people. Some say he's promoting the fight, but he disrespected my country, my family and fans.
When I started training martial arts, I learned about respect.
The fact is that everything I've done, no one else could do. I don't want to be cocky or arrogant or think I'm the best, but what I've tried to do all those years was to show I was different from the others. And that's not my opinion, but everyone's.
My losses and my victories are in the past. I think of the future. After a fight is over, it's in the past. I always have to go back to the gym and train to improve in all areas, winning or losing. I think I can always do better next time.
Basically, sometimes a reporter will ask a question, and I feel the answers only matter when the questions are relevant.
I would train with a gay man. As long as he respected me, it's all right. I don't think much of it. The fact that a guy is gay doesn't mean he's going to accost you. He can be gay, have a relationship, live among guys who aren't gay. He can do whatever he wants with his private life.
Roy Jones and Muhammad Ali are the inspiration for my style of fighting.
I don't have a problem putting on or cutting weight. I would adapt my training if I'm training for a Light Heavyweight fight by using different techniques and by wearing a weight vest to get used to the extra fighting weight.
Life is about how much you can take and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward.