In context would be nice...so here you go:
“Wladimir said to me that if I ever need sparring for when it comes to fighting then he would be there for me. He talked about family and things like that. I spent two or three hours a day with him and he asked me: ‘Have you got kids?’ I said yeah, I’ve got a four year old and a baby on the way in February. He said to me, ‘You’re my idol’. I asked what do you mean by that? And he replied, ‘You are everything I aspire to be. You’ve got passion and hunger in your body, in your eyes, in everything you do and it’s all for a purpose. My purpose is to win, to be greater than the great. Yours is to feed your family.
“That is a far bigger goal than what I’ve got. You’re my idol.’ And I was like, flipping heck!”
What a great compliment....Wlad is a class act, how anyone can hate him is beyond me. If only he were out getting in street fights, throwing his money away in the clubs, and beating women...then he'd be more popular with a certain crowd.