Post-PRIDE BUSHIDO SURVIVAL 2nd ROUND Interviews
Daisuke Nakamura & Seichi Ikemoto
Pride Fighting Championships:
Congratulations on your first BUSHIDO win. How do you feel?
I'm happy that I was able to get a submission in such a big event.
What was your impression of Ikemoto?
I watched his fights before and I studied him. I like his style of fighter, so I'm glad I won.
During the fight, did you get the feeling that you would be able to submit him?
His arm was extended on that last arm-bar so I tried for it again.
What are you future plans and goals?
My goal is to fight in the main BUSHIDO. I want to fight foreign fighters and prove the skills that I learned at U-file Camp.
What do you think was the reason for your loss?
I was paying too much attention to his techniques and reacted too late.
What was your game plan?
My game plan was flying knee kicks. When we were on the ground, I expected a submissions battle and I was aiming for a sleeper.
How were Nakamura's attacks?
He was trying for an arm-bar from the arm-lock. He was really persistent and very strong in that pattern.
You've said before that you want to fight him. Now that you've fought him, was he as good as you expected?
He's the kind of fighter I would like to fight over and over. I would like to fight him again.
What are your plans for fighting in the main BUSHIDO?
I've lost two fights in a row, so I don't think it will happen until I build up my record. I'll try again in Osaka, next time.