PRE-PRIDE 25 INTERVIEWS
03/15/2003
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira & Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

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The Nogueira brothers came to Japan on March 11th in preparation for their upcoming fights in PRIDE 25. Pride Heavyweight Champion, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, will fight Emelianenko Fedor while Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will fight Kazuhiro Nakamura.

Pride Fighting Championships: How's your conditioning?
Rodrigo Nogueira: I'm always at 100%. We always train hard and we trained ever harder for these fights because they are going to be more difficult.
Rogerio Nogueira: We trained 3 times per day. Both Rodrigo's and my opponent are very tough.
Pride: Rogerio, your opponent, Kazuhiro Nakamura, said that he's going to knock you out with a left to the body. What do you think about that?
R ogerio
Nogueira: I think that will be difficult to do. To put it plainly, that won't happen. I train standing too so I think Nakamura is going to be the one who gets the surprise.
Pride: Rodrigo, have you prepared any new techniques in preparation for your fight with Fedor?
R odrigo
Nogueira: I practiced a lot of new techniques. I watched his videos many times and practiced about how deal with him. If I get a chance, I'll use them.
Pride: Sakuraba held a press conference a few days ago and he said that he was interested in you.
R odrigo
Nogueira: Sakuraba has great technique and he's a very strong fighter. I'd love to fight him if I got the chance.
Pride: There's been some concern over the future of Pride. What do you think about that?
R odrigo
Nogueira: PRIDE is a great event with only the best fighters. There's no way it will go away.