Post-PRIDE BUSHIDO SURVIVAL 2nd ROUND Interviews
Hayato Sakurai & Luciano Azevedo
Pride Fighting Championships:
Everyone from the Team Ibaraki won. How do you feel now?
I'm happy that my students won, of course. I'm especially happy that (Kawajiri) won by KO. My knee kick had a good impact but it needed a little more (strength) behind it.
It was the knee kick after all.
Yes. He was aiming for a tackle, so...
You were using a lot of knee kicks on the ground, too. Were you confident in your knee kicks in this match?
I was confident in my knees.
What were you upset about?
I wanted to knock him out. The fight was stopped right when I wanted to finish it.
Azevedo said that he would have won if the fight had continued.
Well, it didn't continue, did it? He's young and I think he needs to study more. I hope he will devote himself in the future.
What is your future goal?
I just want to keep winning and become the Champion.
How many stitches did you get?
I don't know. I haven't seen it yet.
Did it hurt when you were cut?
I was concentrating on the fight at that time, so I didn't feel any pain.
As far as I could tell on the replay, it looked like your were cut with a knee kick. Did you see the knee?
It was too fast, so I couldn't see it.
Unfortunately, your fight ended mid-way. Did you feel that you could have fought more?
My conditioning was good and I was confident. I think if the fight had continued, I would have own.