** Black Mamba **
Our fight was developed in my aggressive pace. I lost by tapping, but I don't regret anything about my fight. He was an excellent grappler. I am sure that he is a true top fighter. My trainer told me that I moved well and threw good punches.
** Joseph Benavidez **
- Tell me what you though about fighting in DREAM.
My dream came true. The atmosphere was awesome and it was totally different with what I saw on TV. I felt like being in a different world. Supported by many MMA fans, I enjoyed fighting.
- You fought in small events and now you could fight in DREAM.
I feel like my efforts such as hard trainings bore fruit. Small events I have fought were also good; however, I was so happy to fight in DREAM.
- What do you think about a change of your opponent at the last moment?
I felt strange when I heard about his cancellation. I had been asked so many question about KID since I arrived in Japan. In fact, I was confused because I trained so hard to fight him. I wanted to not only fight him but also fight in DREAM, so I'm glad that DREAM arranged my opponent and KODO agreed to fight me.
- DREAM may have a feather weight tournament someday.
If so, I would definitely like to participate in. I like fighting in a tournament and it would be wonderful if I can be a champion.
- Urijah Faber, what do you think about DREAM?
This event was cool and I felt a lot of potential to be better. This event has more top class 135lb fighters than other MMA events . I notice that stage effects were great too. I think Joseph did great job. I sent him to this event because I knew how strong he is and he could beat Kid.
- Don't you want to fight KID, Urijah?
I think it's not simple and easy to arrange our fight, and it will need more time. I want him to fight my teammates first. I think Joseph will prove that he is stronger than Kid. Thank you.
** KODO **
I couldn't do anything. This was my first time to fight a foreign fighter. He was strong and I wasn't good enough. That's why I lost.
** Yoshihiro Akiyama **
I was in a good condition including my knee. (I suppose you enjoy being booed.) I think no one is happy to be booed. I think I'm the only one who is always booed in Japanese MMA event. I should just play a role in DREAM after understanding how MMA fans think about me.
(Who do you want to fight next?) I want to fight Tamura because he called me names in public.
I will shut his mouth in the ring.
** Alistair Overeem **
I'm happy to win. As a result of trained very hard for my last fight in DREAM.4, I could have a good fight and win. I was offered this fight when I was in Thailand for vacation. I would definitely like to fight in DREAM again if I'm offered. I want to be a champion and I actually have an illusion that I am a champion sometimes. I would like to fight Mirko someday.