PRE-PRIDE 29 INTERVIEW
02/21/2005
Murilo Rua

Pride Fighting Championships: How are you now?
Murilo "Ninja" Rua: Better than when I was single! (laughing)
Pride: When did you get married?
Rua: In October.
Pride: Yeah, that's right because Mauricio was here and you were on your honeymoon. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Rua: We went to England, France and Italy.
Pride: What's your weight for this fight?
Rua: 93 kg.
Pride: You must be more comfortable than you were at your weight in the Heavyweight tournament.
Rua: I'm more comfortable at this weight. I'm faster, it makes me more confident and I trained a lot to become this weight.
Pride: Did you have any mental difficulty after the fight with Kharitonov, or did you just think it was the weight change?
Rua: I think I did my best in that fight and I think it was a good fight. Unfortunately, I did not win. I had the support of all the members of my academy and after that, they trained with me and I improved a lot.
Pride: A lot of people think this could be the best fight of the show. It's also an important fight with the tournament coming up. What kind of fight do you see against Quinton?
Rua: I trained a lot for this fight and I want to be very aggressive. I don't know if it's going to be standing or on the ground but I think I can KO him. I feel like I want to kill him.
Pride: Quinton is a good wrestler with good takedown defense. Do you think that your striking is stronger than his?
Rua: I think it's difficult to say who is better in this or that. Every fight now is almost complete. The only thing I can say is that I will be very aggressive.
Pride: We aren't surprised. Chute Boxe guys always go crazy in the ring. How's your conditioning? No home cooking from the wife?
Rua: No, I'm good.