According to DSE President, Nobuyuki Sakakibara, if BUSHIDO continues as it is, there's no point in carrying on with it. Today we interview one of the fighters that will be responsible for improving BUSHIDO's image, Dokonjonosuke Mishima.
Pride Fighting Championships:
What do you think of your opponent, Marcos Aurelio?
He's the ZST Champions, so his jiu-jitsu must be good. That's about all.
It bothers me. I'd like to get everyone excited about my fight but it looks like it will be other peoples' fights that will get everyone worked up. Maybe I should just worry about my own fight. (laughing). At any rate, I have to win.
This will be first time, in a long time, that you will be the first fight.
I'll do my best. The rest, I leave up to fate. Last year, I was told that they wanted an interesting fight, rather than just something that I win. If I had got then top and held him down, I think I would have won but I don't regret it. This time, I want to be both aggressive and win.
Do you think you can have that kind of fight with Aurelio?
Yeah... I was wondering whether I should fight in this fight or not, but when I heard that I could fight the ZST Champion, I couldn't turn it down. I'm training as I heal. Hopefully, I will be in my best condition by fight day. It doesn't really matter though. You can lose even if you are in perfect condition.
I'm not really worry about your fight. You've already shown that your fights are interesting and there were a lot of people that thought your bought against Ralph Gracie was the best match of the entire event.
Yes but I've never used them in a fight. If I can get into a certain position, I can do them. I've never been put in that position yet, though. This opponent will be a jiu-jitsu fighter so maybe he'll do it for me.
Yes. The Dokonjonosuke Cyclone. I've said that I'm going to use for a long time but I never have. Maybe I'll be able to show it for the first time in Nagoya . If he's the kind of jiu-jitsu fighter that I imagine, it should work.