- PRIDE SHOCKWAVE POST-FIGHT INTERVIEWS

January 4, 2007
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Capping off a tumultuous year, Pride Shockwave was a shining moment for<br /> Dream Stage Entertainment

Capping off
a tumultuous year, Pride Shockwave was a shining moment for Dream Stage
Entertainment. Following a spectacular fight card that featured the top
fighters in the Pride promotion, many of the fighters met with the press to
discuss their fights. There are several of these video interviews up now in
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Among the
featured videos is highly touted American Gilbert Melendez, who stepped in to
defeat one of the top lightweight fighters in the world in Tatsuya Kawajiri. In
his post-fight comments, Melendez commented on his future, “I want to be the
Pride champion. I want to fight Gomi. I want the title and I want it now.” But
at the same time, he was impressed by Gomi’s win over Mitsuhiro Ishida, “Gomi
showed why he number one in the world.”

 

Ending up
on the short end of a unanimous decision, Josh Barnett was somewhat indifferent
to the decision, “If the fight goes to a decision, I lost. I don’t want
decisions on my record.” He also talked in detail about the fight, not making
excuses, but commenting on the toll the number of fights he has taken recently
took on his conditioning. (Barnett fought seven times in 2006.) But he took
nothing away from his opponent, “[Antonio] Nogueira is a very, very tough
individual. He is always in the fight. I wish I could have submitted him and
taken him out.”

 

Also ready
for viewing in Behind The Scenes are videos from Joachim Hansen showing his
disappointment following a submission loss to rising Japanese star Shinya Aoki,
James Thompson after his upset victory over Hidehiko Yoshida, and a visibly
disappointed Mark Hunt, who despite losing the fight, earned much respect for
his improving MMA skills against Fedor Emelianenko, the #1 ranked fighter in
the world.

 

You can see
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If you haven’t already watched them, there are also post-fight interviews from
UFC 66 with Ultimate Fighter Season 3 winner Michael Bisping, American Top Team
standout Thiago Alves, and Ultimate Fighter veteran Keith Jardine in href="http://members.mmaweekly.com/Login.asp">MMAWeekly TV’s In The Cage.

 

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