If you look at the Pulver fight, you can see that he lowers his guard after three minutes. I wanted to put up with his combinations until his guard dropped and then I would attack. I think it the attacks on the ground were good, too.
That was difficult. I was able to block the low-kicks. When I first blocked the kick, it didn't feel as fast as the ones I normally get at the karate dojo I train at, so I saw them coming. I wasn't worried about the kicks.
I think it was a good fight because I was able to have a match with someone I have respected for years and gain a title. I want to teach my juniors that if you keep going little by little, you will eventually arrive where you want to be.
Really? I figured that it would be like at Ariake and I would get excited when I entered the Arena. The staff helped me stay relaxed for the past three days and I was able to flip the switch when I made my entrance. I felt it from the entrance.
There were many fights today but the cheers for you felt really loud.
I want to go drinking. The only thing I'm worried about right now is how Genki (Sudo) is doing now. We were sending e-mails to each other yesterday. I've known Genki many years. I came to this fight with the feeling that today is judgment day. Attention on the lightweight division is at its peak now and our fields are different, but I'm worried about (Genki's) results.