PRE-PRIDE GP 2004 FINAL ROUND INTERVIEWS
Pride Fighting Championships:
The only time you've lost was when you were 18 in Sweden?
No. That was a joke!
Oh, so you've never lost?
Has anything new happened to you since last month?
I'm going to get married.
Yeah, to a Japanese girl (laughing).
After you become Champion?
Yeah, right (laughing).
What is your strategy for beating Nogueira?
I've thought up several game plans but I don't know which one I will use until Sunday.
What are your hobbies?
I play chess. I also play accordion.
You used a different mount in your fight against Semmy Schilt. Is that the "Russian Mount"?
It wasn't intentional. I just felt that Semmy didn't have much power in his shoulder and my legs are very strong, so I thought it would be good to do.
Is it called the "Russian Mount"?
No, it's just something I came up with at home. I call it "cooking at home".
So, you have practiced it in training.
Are you at all surprised at how quickly you've become successful in PRIDE?
I'm really happy of my success. I think the reason for the success is my training.