That was an amazing comeback win. How do you feel?
I wasn't able to fight for a long time, so this was a good opportunity for me to train. I was able to fight well. It's still not enough, though. I want to be able to give great fights to everyone in Brazil and on my team.
Silva lost his fight just before you. Did that affect you in any way?
I was definitely nervous but Silva is the number one fighter in the world to us. Sometimes you lose in fights. He has a lot of experience and he will train more, so he will still be able to fight. I think that he is an extremely amazing fighter.
Diabate has very long arms and legs. What was it like fighting him?
I knew he was a tall fighter that knows Muay Thai, so I'm glad I was able to take the fight to the ground and attack.
You have another fight coming up in America very soon. What are your hopes for that?
I asked Fujimar to let me fight in America, actually. There won't be any problems. I will be fighting Randleman, a tough fighter, so I want to have a good fight.
Pride Fighting Championships:
How do you feel now that you've scored your first PRIDE win?
I received this chance because of everyone at PRIDE and I think the win was due to training, Shogun, Wanderlei, Ninja and my coaches, not just me.
You got married recently. This must be the best present you could have gotten.
It was a big present. This was a big present for my family, my wife and my team. I was only able to win because of my team.
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