Returning to WWE: ""I left originally because I was a caged animal 300 days a year on the road and they knew that. That was the bottom line - I don't want to be that person. I'm at a different stage in my life where I think I've earned all that. That was the only way I could make this happen. They played ball and hopefully it's a win-win for both of us. I really do enjoy putting on a show."
The End of his UFC Career: "You've always got that part in your mind. I do miss it, but I've got to keep myself in check. What I went through the last few years was quite traumatic, not being able to fight like I wanted. I got back on the horse way too soon. Coulda, shoulda, woulda. That chapter in my life has come to closure, and I'm comfortable with it."
Battling Diverticulitis: "Life for me has always been about timing, and it was bad timing for that disease to hit me....it was time to exit stage left. I've never really sat and pondered about what I could've done differently or how things could've been, but I wasn't the same guy. Now I feel great; there's days I think I can get back into the octagon and be the same human being I was before. But I'm on another chapter."
The Length of his Run: "[I'm] in at least a couple more Wrestlemanias."
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