Post-PRIDE BUSHIDO SURVIVAL 2nd ROUND Interviews
Shinya Aoki & Jason Black
Pride Fighting Championships:
How did your first fight in PRIDE feel?
It was fun. I like SHOOTO too, and I'm glad I could fight in the world's greatest event.
Was your game plan for this fight to submit him?
Yes. I was thinking about strikes too, but the joint-lock went right in.
Black was trying to escape from the triangle choke you had on at the end.
He wasn't going to get out of that. I tried to go for something that no one has seen before but he escaped from that so I went with the triangle.
It seems like it was an easy fight for you.
I didn't take any damage so I can still fight.
How would you rate this fight?
I did my best but I haven't shown everything I have.
What have you set as your future goals?
To become stronger and aim for the PRIDE Championship.
What was the reason for your new costume?
So I wouldn't slip. You can slip on sweat and it will absorb my opponent's sweat.
What do you want to do the most now? I'm sure you've had to exercise a lot of self-control before this fight.
I've been supported by many people, so I want to say thank to all of them.
Please tell me you thoughts on Aoki.
I think he's a strong submission fighter.
Why do you think he was able to submit you there in the end?
That was the best submission I've had had put on me.
Did it feel like there was no way you could escape at the end?
Was your game plan to fight on the ground in this fight?
In my game plan, I wanted to fight standing. I think it didn't go as I planned because the fight went to the ground.