TOTAL ELIMINATION 2004 PRE-FIGHT INTERVIEWS
Pride Fighting Championships:
How long have you been with Chute Boxe?
How has that helped you as a fighter?
I've been doing a lot of standup with muay thai and combining it with my ground skills. It creates more opportunities to use my strengths.
Has your standup improved?
Good enough for Sakuraba.
What do you think you will have to do to get the same result this time?
I've been training 3 times/day. I've got excellent instructors and coaches, now. I'm better than I was the last time. At that time, I was just concerned about defending.
Do you think you can submit him if it goes to the ground?
If we go to the ground and Sakuraba doesn't stand up right away, of course I will try to submit him.
What do you like to do when you are not training?
Surfing. I go to Hawaii a lot.
Have you ever seen a shark when you were surfing?
How much do you think you've improved since you joined Chute Boxe, on a scale of 1 to 5?
6. I'm not world class but I've improved.
What was your number when you started?
Ok, 100% improvement.
I live in the Academy and train 3 times/day.
You are a two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion?
No. Five-time. Two-time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion. I fought there 3 times, went to the finals 3 times and won twice.
You won the Most Technical Award at Abu Dhabi?