Kazushi Sakuraba participated in a talk show-event at the Kanagawa Keirin Racing Course on April 5th. Sakuraba was all smiles and cheerful from beginning to end despite his last to Nino "Elvis" Schembri 3 weeks ago at PRIDE 25.
Los Angeles, CA April 16, 2003 Dream Stage Entertainment (DSE), home to mixed-martial arts and full-contact sports PRIDE Fighting Championships (PRIDE FC), announced today a number of significant developments at the company. The largest digital satellite television provider in Japan, SKY PerfecTV!, has signed on as a partial owner of the company. Also announced was the promotion of Nobuyuki Sakakibara as DSE's new president, and the 2003-2004 PRIDE FC event schedule -- featuring PRIDE FC's debut in the U.S., in January 2004 in Las Vegas.
When people think of Sakuraba, they think of some big matches. Which fight has left the biggest impression on you?
The last fight (against Nino). I had memory until the middle of the fight...until the middle (laughing). After that, I don't remember anything until I was in the dressing room backstage (forced laugh).