Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sakuraba missed a press conference on April 30

DREAM had a a press conference in Tokyo on April 30. All winners of the 1ST round showed up except Tamura and Sakuraba.

Sasahara:
In spite of the very beginning of the tournament, all fighters fought very aggressively and had great fights. I am sure that this event will standout if we keep up our good job. Tamura injured his right hand and went to see a doctor today. As for Sakuraba, I suppose he is not here because he is hungover and sleeping now. He won yesterday and had a party after the fight. He must be KO'd by alcohol. I hope he attends the conference when we announce fight cards of the 2ND round.
Jacare:
- What do you think about Sakuraba?
Sakuraba can do anything he wants. He chose to sleep today because he drank too much last night. I don't drink and I believe this is a part of my job to attend this conference.
- Any thought about your fight?
I had a great experience fighting in DREAM yesterday. I felt like fans supported me. I don't know my next opponent yet. I will train hard and be ready for a fight with heart in my style next time. I believe I'm the one who wins at the end.
Kin:
- What do you think about Sakuraba?
After the fight, I had fun having dinner with my teammates. I couldn't sleep well till morning and am kinda tired. Sakuraba can do whatever he wants to do. I like the way he is.
- Any thought about your fight?
I found a couple of things to improve myself from the fight yesterday. I will do my best next time by fighting aggressively. I will talk to Tanikawa about my participation in K-1 Japan GP and would like to fight in that event if I can. I put all I have in both events. I see many passive young fighters in K-1 Japan and they are just waiting chances. I would like to show them that they have to be aggressive to get chances.

Musashi:
- What do you think about Sakuraba?
I had a party with my teammates and drank a bit. My teammate woke me up this morning and I could come to this conference.
- Any thought about your fight?
I was glad to defeat Denis last night. I will go back training after taking a week break. I will train hard to win in the 2ND round.
Yoon:
- What do you think about Sakuraba?
Sakuraba is a great guy. He trains even if he is hungover. I cannot concentrate if I drink during my training and fighting though. I had Korean dinner and went to bed after the fight.
- Any thought about your fight?
I'm happy I could win last night. I could sleep well because the way I won was ideal. I can start training tomorrow if I want to because I didn't have any major damages. I stay in the good condition and show an exciting fight in the 2ND round.
Galesik:
- What do you think about Sakuraba?
Sakuraba must be good at partying. I hope he tells me how to party and enjoy a lot next time.
- Any thought about your fight?
I like the way I won yesterday. I'm happy to be here with other winners. I'm happy to win by submission quickly. I'm actually surprised. I will go back to my training and develop my ground techniques. I want to prepare for the 2ND round.

2 comments:

istarska8 said...

Yoon's comments make me laugh.

All hail Saku!!

hugo said...

yeah, Yoon's cracked me up. i found Kin's funny too: "Sakuraba can do whatever he wants to do. I like the way he is."