PRIDE 25 WEIGHINS AND PRESS CONFERENCE
03/15/2003
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Pride Fighting Championships: Do you think Nakamura will be tougher than Guy Mezger?
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: I don't think so. I think Guy Mezger has more experience, better takedown techniques and boxing, kickboxing skills. I think that Nakamura will be more technical on the ground, though.
Pride: What's your prediction for the fight?
Nogueira: I will try to finish the fight early and I will try to get a KO or a submission.
Pride: What are you going to do if he wears his gi?
Nogueira: Maybe I will try to submit him using his gi.
Pride: He seems very excited to be in Pride and very relaxed. What do you think about that?
Nogueira: I think since he's a judo fighter, he's used to fighting and that's why he's relaxed.
Pride: Who do you think hits harder, you or your brother?
Nogueira: My brother. He's more experience than I am and his boxing is very strong.
Pride: Who do you think will win between Kevin Randleman and Quinton Jackson? And how?
Nogueira: Kevin has a chance to win in this fight. I think he will take down his opponent and finish him with punches. I think it will last the full 20 minutes, probably win by decision.
Pride: Would you like to fight the winner?
Nogueira: Yes, of course. I think both of them are very strong fighters. I think they are some of the best fighters in Pride. If I fight one of them, I would have a better chance at getting the middleweight title.
Pride: The winner will get a shot at Wanderlei for the Middleweight Championships. Do you think that Wanderlei can beat them?
Nogueira: I think it's very difficult to say what will happen. The one thing I can say is that it would be a very tough fight.
Pride: Anything else you would like to say to your fans in the US?
Nogueira: I would like to say that I love the United States. My mother now lives in the US, so I used to go there many times. I would also like to say that I will do my best.