SHOCKWAVE 2004 INTERVIEW
12/31/2004
Fedor Emelianenko

Pride Fighting Championships: Still 28?
Fedor Emelianenko: Yes.
Pride: What's your weight for this fight?
Emelianenko: 105 kg.
Pride: How's your eye? Is it 100% healed?
Emelianenko: It's 100% cured but if it gets hit, it might open up again.
Pride: How long was it before you could start training again?
Emelianenko: 2 or 3 weeks after. My training has been very smooth.
Pride: What is your New Year's resolution?
Emelianenko: I don't know. What are you doing?
Pride: Maybe drinking less.
Emelianenko: Ok. I'll drink more! (laughing)
Pride: You obviously know each other very well. Are you changing anything going into this fight or will it be the same Fedor that everyone has come to expect?
Emelianenko: I cannot tell you about my plan but I do have a new strategy. It depends on how Nogueira advances, though. Probably my strategy will change depending on how he fights.
Pride: Has the injury affected you at all in training and preparation for this fight?
Emelianenko: There's no effect from that injury and I've trained as I always do.