Mr. Sasahara said he believed PRIDE continued having great events when he had an interview in Tokyo on Mar 27, 2007. MMA was a part of his life and was very disappointed when the PRIDE office was closed and all employees were laid off in Oct. It did not take a long time to know that many people (PRIDE employees and fans) are still hoping to see PRIDE. He decided to have the biggest event which is going to be a legend.
Takada said he had not decided to take an offer to be a spokesman of this event until last night. He would like to be a part of this and decided to make this event the greatest ever. Takada also emphasized that this is the last PRIDE and wanted to make this magnificent.
Vadim said he thinks PRIDE was the one of the best MMA production in the world and would like to continue to work with former PRIDE staff in US and Russia after this event. He would like to have an event, `M-1 Bushido' next summer in Japan. Mr. Sasahara said we have to focus on this coming event and make it happen, and we are not thinking about next event for now.