Post-PRIDE BUSHIDO SURVIVAL 2nd ROUND Interviews
Pride Fighting Championships:
How do you feel now that the tournament is over for you?
I'm not satisfied. I could use everything I have. My movements were slow.
Do you have any idea what the reason for that is?
I don't know. I couldn't move like I normally do. I was just standing there. I should have dominated the fight but I let my opponent do it.
Did the length of time between your fights have anything to do with it?
I don't think so. I've had time off before. I don't have any excuse.
What do you think about the decision?
The decision was unfortunate but Misaki fought a good fight.
Was Misaki any different from when you fought him before?
There were some very small changes but not that much. He showed his usual strength and I wasn't able to show mine.
This is your first loss since you became the Champion. Would you like to fight Misaki again in a title defense?
I will fight anyone. If I can get myself back, I wouldn't mind putting my Welterweight Belt and the opponent's (Grand Prix Championship) belt on the line on New Year's Eve.
Who do you think will become the Champion out of the remaining four fighters?
Unfortunately, I haven't seen any of the other fights yet so I don't know.