My style, I'm a submission fighter. Sometimes you've got to have something else to get the submission. So, I have to train punches and stuff. I've been practicing boxing for 2 years now and that makes it easier to go to the ground. Fighters these days have everything. They have boxing, wrestling, grappling, good sprawls, so you have to know everything. But, once I get in the ring, I have to hurt the opponent a little bit to make a space so I can get a submission. I just do that to get a submission.
I like Wanderlei Silva. He's a good showman, very violent. Sometimes I go there and want to see some blood. I know before the fight it is going to be a good, violent fight. Most of the time though, I like submission fighters. My type of guys but sometimes it's good to watch others.
Yeah. She calls me before the fights and says, "Kill him. Hurt him. Hurt him!" When I fought Bob Sapp, she was 2 years old. She looked at the tape and said "Oh, Daddy. You fought that big, big, giant guy but you got him!"
No but I did stop riding for a while because of the pain. Actually, my physical therapist from Holland will come here because we have to work on my back just after the fight for 1 month. It's not a hernia but it's close. Last year, Pride asked me to fight 3 times straight but if I work on my back, I don't have time to train.
You get to travel a lot. Where are you favorite places?
Yeah. When I go to Holland to stay for 1 month, I do my rehabilitation in the same place he works out. Everyday we lift weights and then we do muay thai for 1 hour. I think he wants to fight in vale tudo now so we practice on the ground a lot now. I teach him groundwork and he teaches me stand up.