Sasahara: We had Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro, Kazunori Yokota , Caol Uno and Gilbert Melendez in our mind as a recommended fighter by DREAM. Ribeiro has a full schedule as a champion in another event. Yokota is in injury. Based of the past records and achievements of Melendez and Uno, we chose Uno.
Ishida: I cannot understand about a frame of a recommended fighter to be honest. I don't even see Uno here today. I wanted to fight someone who won 1R and advanced to the 2R though. I wonder why one person can start from the 2R. (To a question what he thinks about Uno) He was a champion of SHOOTO when I was a trainee in Takada Dojo. I respected him at that time, however, I don't know now.
Kawajiri: I'm very disappointed of my fight in the 1R. I trust my ability next time and prove myself.
Nagata: I will fight anybody. To get this title, I will do my best.
Aoki: Has my opponent in the 2R been announced yet? I haven't heard about it. However, that's the promoter's business and not my business. I will show 120% of myself to my fans on Apr 29. I will prove myself.
Sasahara: I hope we are able to have a fight of Nagata vs a winner of Aoki and Calvan in DREAM 3. I understand the possibility that a winner is not ready to fight in DREAM 3. I offer a fight in such a short notice and they may get injury. I offer this fight not as a part of the tournament but as one match.