POST-PRIDE 29 INTERVIEW
Pride Fighting Championships:
What did you think of the fight?
My mistake was thinking it would be a long fight. I planned on just keeping him down for the 1st half but it became a fight for my life. There was any one strike that really hurt me but the ref stopped it.
Did you lose consciousness?
I wanted to do more standing up but it was over before I even broke a sweat.
Was he the kind of fighter that you don't like to fight?
He's a tough, strong fighter and that's why I thought it would be a long battle. I'm a little let down that it was over before I could even se how strong he is.
Is your impression of Shogun different now than it was before the fight?
It was so quick that I don't really know.
Do you want a rematch?
Of course, I do. It was over before I even broke a sweat so I could fight again right now. (laughing)
Did you have some strategy when you were on your back?
He hit me with a good one but I tried to get back up. I can remember everything.
Any final words?
I keep losing so I need to work my way up.