POST-PRIDE 29 INTERVIEW
Pride Fighting Championships:
What do you think of your opponent?
I thought I could beat him but I lost.
Where did you think you could beat him?
When we clinched. I didn't think I was weaker than him until then.
How about your injury?
It's okay but I won't know until I go to the hospital.
He was kneeing you for a long time. Did you get any injuries?
No, it didn't hurt. I was aware of everything and I was telling the referee that I was fine.
When did you hurt your leg?
I hurt it when I used my leg to try and take him down. It's the muscle on the backside of the leg.
Could you have went to the 2nd round if you hadn't had that injury?
Well, it turned out the way it did... I was just too weak.
Did you think you could hold out against his knees?
I tried to get up but I couldn't get any strength (in my legs). I thought I would just hold out as long as I can.
How much weight did you lose and how fast?
About 12 kg in one and half months. I wasn't breathing hard so my conditioning was fine.
Were you planning on striking from the beginning?
I didn't have a plan. I just wanted to do whatever I can, whether it's on the ground or standing up.
Was it difficult fighting someone you know?
Would you like to fight him again?
Yes, I would.