After the Ogawa fight, I went right into surgery to have an operation. After that, 5 weeks of rest and then started training. Then, I fucked my back up. I was very disappointed. I thought it would never go away. I took a rest for 3 or 4 months after that, just exercising my back and resting. Holiday and sunshine.
It's good. No problems with my back. In the beginning, I had a little problem with my back. I learned a lot from this injury. Before, I was always stupid. If I had an injury, I thought I would take one month of rest and after that, I started training again. It was a mistake. Now I think that if you have an injury, rest for half a year.
Yeah. Listen. I didn't train for 4 months. I had a disc injury, since the September before that. I wanted to cancel my fight but I spoke to PRIDE and I took Ogawa too easy. He looks like a beginner in the ring. I took him too easy and I lost the fight but I didn't train for 4 months. I was not prepared. No sparring, nothing. I was only concentrating on the takedown in the ring. This time, I will be different.