Pride Fighting Championships:
You started training jiu-jitsu when you were 15?
Yes, that's right.
You have only one loss, right?
You've won two in a row in PRIDE. This will be the first time in years with a Brazilian vs. Brazilian fight in PRIDE. How do you feel about fighting your fellow countryman?
I'm a professional. This is my job. I've fought Brazilian guys before and it doesn't matter.
People say that Takanori Gomi is the top guy in BUSHIDO. Is fighting him your goal?
I've wanted to fight him for a long time.
What have you been working on in your training?
I do everything, jiu-jitsu, muay thai and wrestling.
How confident are you with your standup?
I train a lot of muay thai but I prefer the ground.
Has anything new happened to you since the last time we saw you?
The only news is that I want to be the ??E3kg Champion.
Are you getting frustrated that you haven't been able to fight Gomi yet?
I want to fight Gomi but first, I want the belt.
Do you know anything about Azeredo?
What do you think will give you trouble?
I've watched his tapes. He's a good fighter but nothing amazing.
Wanderlei said that Azeredo should fight Gomi. Maybe your fight will decide who can challenge him. How do you prepare yourself before the fights?
I just take whatever I train in to the fight. I only train in a few positions. Like, if I train 10 positions, I only use 10 positions. I won't use anything in the fight that I haven't worked on.