I'm preparing for my next fight on Mar 05. I will be the best condition physically and mentally. I hope many people come and enjoy this new event, and I look forward to starting a new life as an MMA fighter in the new event.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Gomi updated his blog
Takanori Gomi updated his blog on Jan 31.
I have an announcement to make. I have been taking a break for a long time, but now I've decided to come back to the ring.
Last year, I didn't fight, had no goals, and was not even sure if I wanted to fight. I know my fans were longing to see me fight, but I couldn't respond to their expectations. I don't like to be influenced by anyone when I make a decision, such as where and when I fight.
I've been training with my students and focused on my roots. Sometimes, I felt lazy and did nothing. I had a hard time because I was irritated and didn't know what to do. It was not meaningless but a valuable year for me. The year of 2008 just started and I'm enjoying training such as boxing and wrestling. I'm refreshed and even feel like I'm new in MMA.
I had several choices about where I fight next. Though I believe my fans have their opinions and hopes about my next stage, but I decided to fight in the Sengoku. I can trust them as a fighter.
*** His other comments from this press conference ***
"I would like to deliver a fight which has more impact than before."
"By watching UFC on NYE, I felt the MMA boom for the past 10 years had ended. I felt I wanted make a new start and I confirmed that a new event is where I fight next."
" Fighting outside of Japan attracts me, but I decided to fight close to most of my fans."