PRIDE-31 POST FIGHT INTERVIEWS
Pride Fighting Championships:
How was it fighting in an Open Weight match?
He was really heavy.
What do you think caused your loss?
I think it's because of my mental weakness.
Was the ankle lock on tight?
It really, really hurt and I thought I was in trouble but in the end, it was fine.
How were you able to bear it?
It would have been embarrassing if I had tapped out there.
Right at the end, when you were being choked, you seemed unconscious when you were tapping.
I was unconscious. It's been a long time since I've been choked out.
Were you conscious during the choke?
You seemed to be able to get a takedown with the osotogari throw.
Yes, I was.
Were there any other techniques that you felt were good?
I felt a little confident because I could see his punches coming.
Do you still want to fight in the Open Weight Grand Prix?
Well, I lose so I can't say much but I felt like I could make it (in the Open Weight Grand Prix).
Did Yoshida say anything to you?