I'm surprised. His attacks on my legs were really great. Everyone here though I would take him down but his takedowns were very good. I got the fight offer 12 days before but I wanted to show the fans a good fight, so I accepted. I hope Fabricio will continue to do well from now own. I think I can still fight in PRIDE and ask for everyone's help.
Were you able to come up with a game plan in those 12 days?
I wanted to use the striking experience I gained in K-1.
Was his ground work scary?
Of course, I was concerned about his ground skills
Pride Fighting Championships:
How did you prepare for your PRIDE debut?
I trained hard for more than 8 months. I'll train twice that for my next fight.
He had more than 20 kg on you. Did that bother you?