Settled in the
How are you getting for this fight? How was your preparation?
The preparation was great. I brought a big boy from
Your opponent has some good fights in the curriculum. What have you seen of him? What are his strengths?
This guy is a wrestler and they are generally strong. He is a little shorter than me and gives some good right blows. He is a good wrestler, but from what I saw, he did not drop much. He is the type of those guys like Josh Koscheck. He has a good wrestling, but likes to give a few strokes on top. Nevertheless, if he needs a lot of wrestling he uses. He is a guy with good card and made some good fights against tough guys. He lost to Ishida that he made a fight in Strikeforce. I’ll look for the ground game, but I can exchange a little on foot. My head is good, so there isn’t any stress. I am very confident and the workouts are good. This is what matters for a MMA fighter. With the head being good, just go there and do my job. Winning is consequence, but with the head being good is already halfway there.
In recent years you have not had that rhythm of fight that you had before. It’s a plane back to doing his three fights per year, or you’re holding a little because of your new gym?
The first year I was moving and I focused on this. After I was hoping to fight in
How do you see the structure of Strikeforce since you were fighting for some time in
The event I’m fighting is a challenger event. I am the main event here, the structure is very cool and transmissions is similar than in other events. You walk into the city and see a big outdoor of the event. The whole gym will be there watching on Friday. Have a restaurant there that we close and they will be able to attend. After all, the event is talked about and watched. The guys are more excited and investing more. They are realizing that good events have great champions. Strikeforce don’t have why not grown. The guys are there and working on various shows. God willing the challenger, the main event and the CBS shows will be good, and the event will have everything to keep growing. Today is the league that is behind the UFC, but has everything to stay together. If all goes well, I do not know, suddenly comes close.
How is your life, your gym and your family in the
I’m here for two years and I love. I think that was the best decision that I made. The biggest decision of my life was choosing Dedé’s academy and it certainly changed my life. That moment was certainly a watershed in my life where I came from a lazy teenager to a proactive person. After that I became a family man. This was the first and second turning point was when I came to live here. The experience I’m getting and what I’m learning have been instrumental in my development. Life is hard and it is not too easy. Despite this, after all I spent in