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| | Lyoto: ĎI donít see him [Bader]as a ground expert, but of course heís dangerousí
Lyoto: ĎI donít see him as a ground expert, but of course heís dangerousí
Lyoto: ĎI donít see him as a ground expert, but of course heís dangerousí :: TATAME
On an interview with TATAME, the Karate fighter talked about his next challenge, analyzed Bader, Jon Jones and didnít discard dropping to the middleweight class and seemed willing to be one of TUF Brazilís next coaches, possibly against Mauricio ďShogunĒ Rua. |
ďIt would be a hell of a conquer for me and for Shogun. I really respect him. Of course thereís this rivalry, but only inside the octagon. We say hello to each other and actually weíre co-workers, so we gotta respect each other. Itís going to be good, really good. If really thereís this chance of being part of TUF, I guess it can only bring good things for us and for the sportĒ.
Will you have your preparation done in Belem?
I was thinking about half on the United States, at Black House, and half in Brazil. Since heís a wrestler, I guess itís important to go over there and learn some things and I guess itíll help me a lot. Iím bringing Wrestling coaches to help me out. Of course I thought about training to defend myself from his game. My goal is to strengthen my Wrestling so I can play my game easily.
What can you tell us about Baderís game style?
We trained together once at TUFís house when Minotauro was a coach there. We trained together and we got to know each other, but it was only one day. As a person, heís very cool, a strong fighter, he has heart. At striking heís been getting better and heís a great wrestler. I donít see him as a ground expert, but of course heís dangerous.
You were undefeated until were defeated by Shogun, in May of 2010. From then on you fought four times and only got one win. Why would you say that caused it?
Itís hard to say. Iím fighting among the bests and a detail makes a difference for you to win or lose. I really lost those fights and itís a part of the game. Itís just something I went through, Iíve gone through some changes and I mustíve done this on an unconscious level and it led me to lose. But I see it as an opportunity to improve. Now I have to focus and be the best I can.
Do you feel pressured for earning another win?
I guess thatís pressure on me, but it wonít actually get to me, I wonít get nervous about it. Iím cool about it. Of course I need a win, but Iím fine and Iíll fight well alright. Thatís the important thing: get a good fight and bring back home the win.
Jon Jones was a big promise and now heís became a reality. How does it feel having a champion so dominant on your division?
Well, people say heís unbeatable, but I, as a fighter, donít see it that way. Heís a great fighter, a great champion, but he has some flaws too and he might lose. I donít know if itís not or later, but I try not to focus on it that much. I try to focus on what Iím doing now, my biggest goal.