MMA Rickson interview *K1 Spoiler*

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  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    Q: How many more times do you want to fight?
    A: I would like to fight at least once. One opponent I'd like to fight is Kazushi Sakuraba. :x:

    Q: What did you think of Sakuraba's performance tonight?
    A: He has talent and has good skills. Sakuraba has never lost a fight by being outskilled. His losses were usually due to him being outmuscled or outsized. He didn't have that kind of disadvantage in this fight so he was able to get an easy win by using his skills.

    Q: What motivated you to return?
    A: I've been away from the ring but have been training and looking for opportunities. It's just that I couldn't get an agreement with promoters.

    Q: Is there any other opponent besides Kazushi Sakuraba that you have in mind?
    A: I can't tell you that. I am going to have to talk to the promoters.

    Q: When do you think your next fight will take place?
    A: There are talks about holding it in the Dynamite show but I haven't inked the deal yet so nothing's set in stone.

    Q: What do you do to stay in shape?
    A: I have fun with training. And I keep myself in shape by surfing, hiking etc. I also have fun sparring with friends. And I eat right and take some supplements as well.

    Q: Many Gracies have lost against Sakuraba. What are your thoughts on this?
    A: It's a "god-given" opportunity(sorry, the translation was a little weird, so I couldn't find the right word without the original transcript.), so if things go well with the promoters, I'd like to represent the Gracie family and fight Sakuraba.

    Q: What about Masakatsu Funaki?
    A: I already beat Funaki, so I'm not that interested in a rematch. I'm interested in fighting Sakuraba because he beat my brothers. But I'm going to have to talk to the promoters first. I'm going to fight whoever they put in front of me.

    Q: What do you think of Minowaman, who defeated your pupil Kevin Casey?
    A: Minowaman used his experience well to get the win. The referee came to me during the break and complained that Kevin was making the fight boring but I didn't agree. Kevin hadn't overcome the jetlag and was very tired up until fight day. I suggested that he strike a little more after the end of round 1, but he got caught while making a mistake during the exchange. It was more of Kevin handing the win than Minowaman winning. Kevin didn't do badly, but it was Minowaman's day.
     
  2. Optamix

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    I would put my money on Saku.
     
  3. MyLittleAirport

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    My heart says Sakuraba but my brain says Rickson.
     
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    You're the only person I want to pick Rickson :mamoru:
     
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    my heart says Sakuraba but Sakuraba's brain damage says Rickson
     
  6. MyLittleAirport

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  7. Saku looks so shitty in the ring these days... but he could probably drop Rickson at this point.
     
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    What was up with Sakurabas opponent whipping the flowers Rickson gave him out of the ring?

    I was like :eek3: :rofl:
     
  9. haha... good question
     
  10. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    how old is he? I saw that picture and thought to myself that he looks like 65 :ugh:
     
  11. MyLittleAirport

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    I believe Shibata was a student of Funaki and we all know about the rivalry between Funaki and Rickson.
     
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    AznFreeballiN mangekyo sharingan

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    lol owned
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    My first thought when I saw the picture was that he's looking good for his age.
     

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