POST BUSHIDO SURVIVAL INTERVIEWS
Pride Fighting Championships:
What was going on in your entrance?
I revealed one other side of me. I'm DJ OZMA.
How long did you practice that?
Please don't ask me serious questions. Even I can mature a little. People's ways of thinking can change and I decide to put on a performance that I would never have considered a few years ago.
Why did you choose that?
Lombard came out with an incredible rush at the beginning of the fight.
His anger was more than I had imagined. It was like someone poured fire on him. That was still what I expected, though.
Did his punches hurt you? How was his strength?
I was really knocked around in the beginning but only in the beginning.
Did you want to make this a long fight?
Yes, I thought that would be the easiest kind of fight for me to win.
He became slower and slower as the fight went on. Did you think you were going to win?
I hit him with a kick mid-way and several right hands, and I thought he was really tough to still be standing.
Are you satisfied with the overall fight?
No, I'm not. I wanted to fight at my pace during the 15 minutes.
You said that you were going to use something you learned in your last fight. Were you able to do that?
A little but it was a little lacking from mid-way.
How about Takimoto's loss?
I saw that. I knew it. I had something ready to say on the microphone for when Takimoto won but I used all my power on the entrance.
Denis Kang has said that you and he would probably be a good match-up.
I'm not a Champion or anything like that so he probably thinks that I'll be easy, right? Because I'm the weakest guy in the tournament. Isn't that the way I'm thought of?
Is there anyone that you would like to fight in the Second Round?
Not yet. All I can think about is my next performance. I'll think of something since I have 3 tough months ahead.