POST BUSHIDO SURVIVAL INTERVIEWS
Pride Fighting Championships:
I'm sure it was an unsatisfying ending. How do you feel?
Yes, it's unfortunate that the fight was stopped. I wanted to show my skill standing but a win is a win, so I'm not going to get hung up on that.
Takimoto had you in an arm-bar once. Did you think you were in danger at that time?
That was unexpected. Luckily, I worked hard and was able to escape from that.
So, you were calm at that time?
I went after KOs and submissions several times but unfortunately, my opponent's eye was hurt.
You were able to take Takimoto's back often. Do you feel that his eye swelling up was the result of your attacks?
It was probably from when I punched him through his arm several times when I was on top.
Who would you like to fight in the next round?
I will fight anyone who is brought before me. I think I could show my standing skills against Dan Henderson or Phil Baroni. One of us would get knocked out so it would be an entertaining fight for the fans.