Exactly. I was frustrated many times. If you run around like that, you can't fight a real fight and I wasn't able to do what I wanted to, either. So, I'm not just frustrated with Mirko. I'm frustrated with myself, too.
I didn't know anything about it. When I fought Mirko in 2001, I only had 2 weeks (notice) before the fight. But, I don't want to make that into an excuse. A loss is a loss, no matter what the reason. If Mirko's condition was really bad, that's too bad. I'm not going to hold back because Mirko's sick and our positions were reversed, I wouldn't want Mirko to hold back just because I'm sick. When you're a pro, you give your best in the ring, no matter what the conditions are.
I see. What were you thinking of doing in the fight?
I have a coach that I train with. There aren't many fighters where I live in Oceania that can fight in PRIDE. For example, there are any good organizations like Brazilian Top Team or Russian Top Team. So, I want to create make that kind of gym.
Some fans and media in Japan are beginning to think that you might be the only one that can beat Fedor, since you beat Fedor's rival Mirko. What do you think about that?
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