Did you follow Pride USA? How would you compare Pride to the UFC?
Yes, I saw it. I think they have a lot of tough fighters as well. I think that maybe they have a few more known heavyweights than the UFC does. They have more recognition but I think Iím on the same level as those guys.
You have once said that youíd like to face Pride fighters and you even named Fedor Emelianenko. Has that fight been offered to you? Why did it not happen? How do you think youíd do against the Russian?
No, that fight has never been offered to me. After I beat Arlovski for the second time, I heard that Wanderlei had challenged Liddell so as soon I got home I called Dana White and asked what were the chances of UFC champions fighting against Prideís. He said there was no chance of that happening. Against Fedor? I would beat him. I Think my striking is better and I think he hasnít fought a tall striker like I am.