05-29-2012, 12:18 PM
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| | ĎCiganoí wants to break some records, ready for Velasquez: ďLetís do it."
ĎCiganoí wants to break some records, ready for Velasquez: ďLetís do it. I'll do my best to beat himĒ
ĎCiganoí wants to break some records, ready for Velasquez: ďLetís do it. I'll do my best to beat himĒ :: TATAME
Was it surprising for you it only happened at round two? |
No, just the opposite. I thought that would happen, since we know Frank Mir is a tough guy, how good his Jiu-Jitsu is. He gets you stuck on positions but heís dangerous and can submit you. I was hoping for it: keeping the distance on the first round, tire him out and then, on the second round, try and knock him out. That was my game plan and thank God it worked out.
He defeated Nogueira twice. How did you feel about it? Does it taste better now?
I donít think about it. Iím a positive guy and I try to be good because I believe good things happen to good people. Itís a sport. What happened was he took advantage of a situation against Nogueira, when he tried to go for a guillotine choke and congratulations to him (Mir) for realizing and taking advantage of that. He, besides being an amazing fighter, is a great person. Iím sure heís working hard now. Itís a sport. Weíre not here to take things personally, much less me. Iím here to defend my title and i donít might whom Iím fighting. Iíll just try to do my best so I can have good things coming for me.
It was your first title defense. Brock Lesnar and Randy Couture were the only ones who defended the heavyweight title. What do you think about this? Do you want to keep this title for a long time?
One more and Iíll break their record. Iíll try to, God bless me. I want to hold this title for a long time and I will do it alright. Iím working hard. This was the toughest training camp Iíve ever done in my life and I had people helping me, such as Everton Teixeira, a really tough guy. Heís amazing (laughs). Glauber, Caio at Jiu-Jitsu, Paulo, Lula. All guys at Champion helped me out. Rodrigo Artilheiro helped me at Wrestling. I really like having good people around me. Thatís why (Luiz Carlos) Dorea is my coach, and Yuri Carlton, the one who believed me from the very beggining, heís here too. They are amazing people and treat me fine. Thereís Andre Piccoli, whoís a big guy who looks like a lady (laughs). Heís awesome, so thatís what I want to have besides be: good vibes.
You might fight Velasquez next. What are your thoughts about it?
Letís do it. I donít care who my next opponent is. It depends on UFC and, whoever it is, Iíll be ready to do my best and keep this title for a long time.
Do you think about fighting Overeem afterall?
I donít think about fighting anybody. Overeem is paying the price to do drugs. If he keeps on doing it, I hope they keep him far away from me. If he stops doing it and come to fight a fair fight for us who donít use it, he will be welcomed. If UFC wants to match me up against him someday, Iíll do my best to beat him.