Tuesday, April 29, 2008

DREAM 2: post fight interview 1

** Shinya Aoki **
- Tell me how you feel now.
I wanted to finish this battle smiling at the end. I had hard time and many things which I couldn't agree with last month. Now I'm happy thanks to support from my colleagues and staff.
- What do you think about your fight?
I enjoyed a lot dealing with his powerful punches. I really had fun fighting him and didn't even know what the result was going to be.
- What was your game plan?
I was going to take him on the ground. I believe I have the best guard skills on the ground in the world. I had confidence that I could win if I took him to the ground.
- Did Calvan move as you expected?
Yes. He fought as I thought. He was going to punch me, take down, and punch from the top position. He believed he could finish me by punching because I was not good at taking punches. Well, all he did was what exactly I expected though.
- What do you think about your opponent in 2R?
I cannot think about the 2R now. Please consider of my feeling. I just finish fighting.
- You got his leg in the 1ST round.
I thought I could finish him because I got his bad leg. He escaped and I missed his leg though.
- Calvan didn't stick with fighting in the standing position. Do you think because he was injured his knee?
Ask Calvan. I think he had pressure to fight in the standing position because he knew I was good in the standing from our last fight.
- Could you stay calm during your fight?
Yes. I'm a man who has a common sense and calm down.
- Did you feel any danger?
I got an extremely strong pounding when I tried to get his achilles tendon. I was dying at that moment.
- You had a face lock at the corner. What were you going to do after that?
I was going to finish him by that face lock to revenge what he did to my neck. I cannot survive if I got that, although he trains hard and that didn't work on him.
- You finally finished this business. At the same time, you defeated a HERO'S champion. What do you think?
It is 2 years since I started to live by fighting. I feel like I'm finally independent. Before this fight, I depend on Saeki and other Yarennoka staff, and Saeki helped me to live. All hardship I suffered was paid off today. I got an energy to survive no matter what difficulty I face in my future. I had a great fight. It was great day today. I'm happy and thank you for all of your support!

** J.Z. Calvan **
- What do you think about your fight?
It was good fight. I could do my best.
- Was Fighting on the ground a part of your game plan?
Yes. I was going to do anything either on the ground or in the standing position.
- Why do you think you lost?
I thought I won.
- Do you disagree with the judge?
Aoki controlled the fight well today.
- He submitted your arms.
I have an excellent flexibility and didn't think he could submit me.
- Do you have any damage on your leg? Aoki said he heard the sound of breaking something.
I didn't hear anything. His grappling skills is the world top level.
- I saw you had a taping on your knee.
I don't want to say anything about my knee. Once I got in the ring, I forget about my knee.

** Taiei Kin **
- What do you think about your fight?
Minowaman was a real professional wrestler and good at handling my punches well.
- You had good control kicking him.
I could give kicks to his face, stomach and legs. I could only give 2 kicks in row and not more than that though I tired. I couldn't sleep well and I wasn't good at adjusting my weight this time.
- Why couldn't you sleep last night?
I was excited to see his entrance performance. I slept only 3 hours and I wasn't in a good condition at all.
- Who would you like to fight next?
I have no idea now.
- Do you still want to fight in K-1 Japan?
Yes. I want to fight in either Japan GP or Asia GP. Minowaman was an extraordinary fighter.


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3 comments:

Osman said...

thanks for the translation suki, your the best!

i hope calvan and aoki have a rematch in the future and next time i dont want to see any tape on calvan's leg.

MMA BLASTER said...

I'm pretty sure we'll see another rematch. One of the best fights I've seen go to decision in some time. I thought for sure Aoki would get a tap out of JZ a couple times. Gritty performances by both.

Nam said...

thanks for the translations suki. i come here often to check up on the latest news an interviews. you're a great source.