WANDERLEI SILVA INTERVIEW
11/08/2003

Pre-fight interviews with Wanderlei Silva is now available online.

 

       

 

Pride Fighting Championships: It seems like everyone thinks that you are going on to the finals. What concerns you the most about your first fight, with Yoshida?
Wanderlei Silva: I admit that Yoshida is really a good fighter. There are 2 types of fighters, though. One is really stronger in the fight than when they train. The other is weaker in the fight than when they train. I don't know which he is. He is a really good fighter so I'll just have to see what happens.
PRIDE: You guys train hard at Chute Boxe, like 2 or 3 times a day. What do you do to relax?
Silva: I like to relax with my wife.
PRIDE: What kind of car do you drive?
Silva: A Ford. It's an SUV.
PRIDE: Do you have a space cleared out in the back window for your Championship belt?
Silva: No, the belt is too heavy. It would ruin my shocks.
PRIDE: You said earlier that you and Quinton (Rampage) have something to resolve. You expect to face Rampage in the end, instead of Chuck. At the end of the day, if you fight Rampage instead of Chuck, will you guys smile and be friends with high-5's or will there still be a lot of animosity?
Silva: Quinton never showed any respect to me and that's why I got angry. If he changes the way he treats me, I'll change my attitude.
PRIDE: Do you have any image in your head of how your fight with Yoshida will go?
Silva: Yoshida plans on going down to the ground but my plan is to stay standing up and knock him out.
PRIDE: What's your prediction for Mirko and Nogueira?
Silva: It's 50/50. Mirko could win by KO and Nogueira could win by submission.