PRIDE Middleweight Champion, Wanderlei Silva, held a press conference on March 17th. Wanderlei had a scuffle with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson following Jackson's March 16th PRIDE 25 match against Kevin Randleman. Silva had strong words for Jackson, who earned the right to challenge for the Middleweight Title via his win over Randleman.
Pride Fighting Championships:
Is this fight going to be more difficult than the one with Yamamoto?
Our trainer, Fujimar, makes us believe that we can fight and win. He makes us very confident that we can win. Also, everyone knows that Wanderlei Silva is the Middleweight Champion and our coach makes me confident that I can be Heavyweight Champion. So, now I'm going to have a very good fight and in the future I hope I can be the Champion.
How do you want to feel right before the fight? Aggressive or calm?
I started martial arts when I was 13. At that time, I was a big fan of Bruce Lee. I admired him. I saw his movies and I thought he was a very impressive fighter. That's why I started training. After that, I thought what you see in the movies is very different from a real fight. Then, I started to like Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali because I was very fond of boxing. Also, I started to train in Thai boxing. Now, I admire Wanderlei Silva, Ninja Rua, Anderson Silva and Fujimar because I think they are the best in the world.