PRE-PRIDE 25 INTERVIEWS
Pride Fighting Championships:
Are all your injuries completely healed?
No, not yet.
I don't call it smoking. I prefer to say that I'm "taking protein supplements." (laughing)
So, smoking...oops, "taking protein supplements" makes your lungs better, right?
That's right. My lungs get better and I also gain muscle!
I haven't been drinking recently. Do you expect something of me?
No. It's just that smoking, drinking and not being completely healed is not a very good combination for a professional fighter.
That's how I get rid of stress.
What about your stamina?
What's new in your life?
I gained some weight and it affects my car's fuel consumption.
(laughing) Did you get fat or gain muscle?
Both. I think I'm very tasty meat, now. Like Filet.
Do you play a musical instrument?
What about singing?
Karaoke. I like to sing the Ultraman theme song or Kamen-Rider.
When are you going to come to the United States again?
I don't have any plans to do so at this time. It's too far.
How's your eye?
It's completely fine.
Realistically, what do you think Elvis' chances are of beating you?
A lot. I've got a lot and he's got a lot. The match will be decided by whether we can take advantage of any chances.
Will it be a ground fight?
I don't know. It depends on weather he tries to hit me in the eye or take me down.