To be honest with you, everybody keeps telling me "you're fighting in PRIDE. Wow. You must be so excited." I am excited but at the same time, it's just another fight. After the fight, I'll be like woo-hoo, I just fought in PRIDE, but for right now, it's just another fight.
Not too much. I've seen two of his fights. He's a southpaw and an ex-rugby player so he seems like an athletic guy who got into MMA a little bit later. He likes to ground and pound from the top. He looks like a tough, athletic dude.
You're known for your ground-game and submission skills. Where do you feel with your standup game now on a scale of 1-10?
It's whatever happens. Every fight goes to the ground but they all start standing. So, I've got to stand with him in order to get him to the ground. Who knows what will happen on the way to the ground.
What's been the biggest change since you've joined American Top Team?
The biggest change is having training partners every day that are there, are professionals as well and will help you out. The huge training facilities are a bonus, as well. Back in Vancouver, I had great training partners but they live in different cities. It was a little bit tough. A lot of the time I would find myself on my own. At American Top Team, I don't have to worry about that.