PRIDE BUSHIDO 4 PRE-FIGHT INTERVIEWS
Pride Fighting Championships:
Who will be in your corner?
How do you feel about facing Giant Silva?
I've wanted to fight for the last 2 years, regardless of the opponent, so I'm looking forward to it.
You must have seen Ogawa beat Silva. You are a good Greco-Roman wrestler so are you going to try and do the same thing that Ogawa did?
Yes, I saw it. I'm not as good as Ogawa but the basic plan is to take him down. I won't be so easy, though.
What were your reasons for getting into MMA?
I've always wanted to be a fighter.
What is your training like for MMA?
I train at Kosaka's gym and Takada Dojo. I also box about 2 times per week.
How many hours a day for MMA training?
I spar at Kosaka's place for about 1.5 hours and then I box for about 2 hours, including warm-ups.
Do you go to Kosaka's place every day?
3 days per week.
Do you have a family?
I have a wife, Makiko.
2 kids, Yuki and Kaho.
What are your hobbies?
Going out to escort bars.
Does your wife go to male escort bars?
No and I wouldn't let her. (laughing)