PRE-PRIDE 26 INTERVIEWS
Pride Fighting Championships:
So, what's new?
I know you would say that. What's the shortest answer you've ever given to a question?
What is your hobby?
Books, cars and houses. I like Russian classics.
Are you married? Kids?
Married with one daughter.
How old is she?
3 1/2 years old.
They call you the "last Russian Emperor" in Japan. What do you think about that?
Well, that's only in Japan but I'm very happy about being called that.
What do you think Mikhail's chances of victory over Quinton Jackson are?
If Mikhail uses everything he knows, he will win. But, if he can't use everything, there might be a problem.
Do you train specifically for those punches on the ground? Or is it natural?
It's not natural. I do special training so I will be able to strike from the ground.
I think you've got some natural talent for it, though.
Who will win, Don Frye or Mark Coleman and why?
It's difficult to say. Both of them are great fighters. I'm really interested in this fight. I can't say who will definitely win but probably Mark Coleman because he is aggressive.
How is your cardio?
No problem. You'll see it in the fight.