BUSHIDO VOL 8 INTERVIEW
07/26/2005
James Thompson & Henry Miller

Pride Fighting Championships: How do you feel about the fight?
J ames Thompson It was a good fight. I was able to show what I've done in training up till now.
Pride: Your right uppercut landed nicely.
Thompson: To be honest, I don't remember it very clearly. I just threw it on instinct but I knew that it hit.
Pride: What was your strategy before the fight?
Thompson: My plan was to rush in and create and opening. My strategy was to make him move and make him tired but he went down before that.

Pride Fighting Championships: How do you feel about the fight?
H enry "Sentoryu" Miller I did my best. It's too bad. I was looked out for his rush. I wasn't going to move back. I was going to rush in too but he was stronger. It's just an excuse but my chest hurt from the knee-kick and it was tough. I was looking for an opportunity to take him down after that but I took a punch. I believe that I fought as well as I could against a giant opponent.
Pride: Were you planning on a striking fight?
Murata: Yes. I knew he was going to rush in. He's taller and has longer reach, so, basically, I was planning on striking.