We both started standing. I was confident in my boxing skills so I wanted to challenge him standing. I knew he was going to come in with a hook. Ninja tried to play it off with a smile but I hit him with a hard right.
Were you considered about his striking since he is a Chute Boxe fighter?
Being from Chute Boxe didn't concern me at all. There are fighters at American Top Team that use a lot of different techniques, so I wasn't worried about it. I wasn't worried about their team's name value, either.
Some reports have said that you are a strong candidate to win the tournament.
If they think of me as a likely winner, I'm grateful but there are still 3 fights to go so I can't say anything right now. I don't think I've reached that level yet but I will definitely reach that level.
Is there anyone in particular who you would like to fight?