Monday, December 17, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Fedor fights Choi Hong Man from Korea. Choi Hong Man said he was very surprised when he got this offer. I`m very glad to fight Fedor and would like to do my best.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
He also talked about the possibility of the match, Fedor vs Schilt. Schilt would like to have more time to prepare well for a fight against Fedor and would not be ready by NYE. He said he would like to have a K-1 fighter fight Fedor on NYE.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
He and Yoshida had an interview together. Kikuta said they knew each other since he was 16 years old and that he cannot believe that they work in the same industry the last 20 years. Both of us changed the stage from Judo to MMA. We had the interview in Yoshida Dojo. Yoshida Dojo started 5 years ago and does good business. They are having a 50% off of initial fee campaign.
I`m satisfied with the result of my debut fight in the UFC. I could win and also get "submission of the night". I think the UFC wanted to judge my level from this fight, because this was the very first fight and my opponent was an anonymous fighter.
To be honest, I actually felt the UFC underestimated me when I heard about my opponent. I was 3rd in PRIDE welter GP. I think was a good experience to fight anonymous fighter and have a great victory, because I always take my time to adjust to the new environment. I wonder if my next opponent will be a tough guy, though I wouldn't mind having another easy fight to get use to the UFC.
I had an interview with a MMA magazine, " Fight & Life", and had an opportunity to see other fighters in the UFC welterweight division. They were many good and variety of fighters. I`m excited to jump into this weight class because I have many chances to fight great fighters. I`m 33 years old and getting bald, but I`m going to do my best and make some miracle.
At last, I would like to thank a doctor who flew into NJ for Ryo Nagaminami. He actually came by himself. He was a great doctor and supported me a lot for conditioning. I also thank Ryo Nagaminai who asked a doctor to take care of me.
I think I would talk about other episodes when I get an interview with MMA magazine, Kamipro.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
It was the day before the press conference.
He is really strong and one of the top fighters in the world. I have some top level techniques now and I look forward to the fight. He may be able to defeat me but nobody else can.
I respect the Hero`s fighter, Gesias Cavalcanti Souza, I hope we do our best and I will win by KO.
Yes. I`m sure my fans like this song.
Nothing. I hope a lot of people come and see my fight live.
I would like to show my appreciation to my fans who were waiting for since April. This is very special fight and I am very glad to fight in this event. I think this is one of the fight which Japanese people were waiting for.
Yes, absolutely. Some people talked to me and requested my fight in the event I was not fighting. I really appreciate all supports of my fans.
I thank all my fans waiting for my fight since last April. I will do my best to have a great fight. I hope everybody come and see my fight on NYE. Thank you for supporting me and wish my luck!