PRE-FIGHT INTERVIEWS
08/09/2003
Fedor Emelianenko

Pride Fighting Championships: You seem like such a nice person. How do you go into the ring and change into a guy who will beat the crap out of somebody?
Fedor Emelianenko: When I get into the ring, I always remember that this is an important battle and an important job.
Pride: Are you a fan of other sports? What do you do when you are at home?
Emelianenko: I like to spend time with my family. I also like to watch judo and sambo matches. Also watching music and comedy programs on TV. I like my wife's cooking.
Pride: What's your favorite meal that your wife makes?
Emelianenko: I love her pilaf and borsh soup. Borsh is my favorite food.
Pride: Do you like basketball?
Emelianenko: A little.
Pride: What about Rocky Balboa?
Emelianenko: Ivan Drago!