PRE-PRIDE 25 INTERVIEWS
Pride Fighting Championships:
This is your 4th consecutive appearance. How's your conditioning?
Great. The more active I am, the better I keep my level up. I'm going to fight hard for all the fans that come out to watch.
So, you're fighting Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, a very tough opponent.
I'm excited. I think he's one of the top guys in the middleweight division. And I've got to give a top fight.
What's your impression of Quinton?
He comes straight out. He's a man. Most guys get nervous when they fight me but Quinton won't.
What kind of fight do you plan on?
I want to end it early. KO! I want to finish it in the 2nd round. Quinton and me will fight aggressively. When the bell rings, we can go straight out to the middle and start punching.
The winner of this fight may get a shot at the Middleweight Champion. Do you feel any pressure because of that?
No. What I can say is that I think Quinton is tougher than Wanderlei. Whether I win or Quinton wins, Wanderlei is going to get KO'd. He's going to be in big trouble.
So, you think you can beat Wanderlei?
Any message for your fans?
I'm glad I can be here. For the fans who make this fun and for my family and friends, I'm going to turn into a wild beast this Sunday.