PRE-PRIDE BUSHIDO 3 INTERVIEW
Pride Fighting Championships:
You're doing very well, winning your last 2 fights. How are you approaching this fight?
Kazuhiro Nakamura :
I've only won by decision so I'd like to submit him.
Your opponent is a very good boxer. You had good striking against Dos Caras, Jr. Will you standup with Chalid or take it to the ground?
I'd like to trade with him a little bit. I was a little scared of striking in the beginning but now I'm comfortable.
What have you been working on since your last fight?
Boxing. I always workout on the ground with Yoshida and Kosaka. I didn't change the content of my training but increased the amount.
How much boxing do you do each day?
I box every day for about 2 hours.
How do you think boxing training compares to ground training?
I think both of them are styles in which the more you learn, the more you realize that you don't know.
Would you like to fight Nogueira again to erase your loss to him?
Of course. I wanted to fight him again immediately after our fight.
What would you do different this time?
I didn't know any striking at that time. I didn't want to get hit in the face, either. Now, I don't care. It doesn't bother me if I get hit and my face swells up.
What do you think is the key to victory against Chalid?
I believe that I am better than him so I think I will find a chance to finish him in the ring.
What's your goal for the rest of the year?
I dropped weight so I want to be strong enough that they will invite me to fight in the next Middleweight Grand Prix.
What would you like American fans to know about you?
I'm a fighter but I also teach judo to children with Yoshida.
Anybody you'd like to fight in the Middleweight division?
Wanderlei Silva, of course.