POST-PRIDE 29 INTERVIEW
02/28/2005
Hiromitsu Kanehara

Pride Fighting Championships: What did you think of the fight?
Hiromitsu Kanehara: 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.
Pride: Did you lose consciousness?
Kanehara: I wanted to do more standing up but it was over before I even broke a sweat.
Pride: Was he the kind of fighter that you don't like to fight?
Kanehara: 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.
Pride: Is your impression of Shogun different now than it was before the fight?
Kanehara: It was so quick that I don't really know.
Pride: Do you want a rematch?
Kanehara: Of course, I do. It was over before I even broke a sweat so I could fight again right now. (laughing)
Pride: Did you have some strategy when you were on your back?
Kanehara: He hit me with a good one but I tried to get back up. I can remember everything.
Pride: Any final words?
Kanehara: I keep losing so I need to work my way up.