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08-06-2012, 05:55 PM
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| | Shogun’s team surprised with him gassing against Vera
Shogun’s team surprised with him gassing against Vera
Shogun’s team surprised with him gassing against Vera :: TATAME
“It was a war, a cardio test, but we got the win”, his Muay Thai coach and head coach Andre Dida celebrates, aware of the mistakes to be fix for his next fight, still undefined. The main problem was his gas, once the former champion got tired after the very first round. |
“Shogun did his entire training camp with me, Sergio (Moraes) and the team. Our game plan was making Vera feel his heavy hands and take him down to use Shogun’s Jiu-Jitsu, which was the easiest way for Shogun to beat him. Tactically it was alright, but it was really a surprise for us and also for Shogun that he gassed out”, acknowledges.
Dida tells that the goal was to explore the trade of punches and finish the fight on the ground, where the Brazilian was clearly better, and explains that the greatest goal was achieved: the win.
“A win is a win, it doesn’t matter if you score it with your head, shoulder or knee. Shogun knocked him out and did his job. I’m very proud of him and he proved he never gives up. Fighting him is always a war and he never surrenders”, highlights.
Many fans criticized Shogun Rua’s performance, once they hoped for an easy win, but Dida points out that fans of the Brazilian always expect for a deadly performance, like he was at Pride, which is not possible to do every time.
“Shogun has reached his physical peak already and it doesn’t come back”, said the coach. “I saw many people criticizing him, but the team approved his performance: he went for the knockout and won. You can always correct some details in your fight, like it happened this time but we’re going to fix it and get there”.
“We couldn’t work Shogun’s 100 percent on a fight but it will happen. We will do it and I hope it happens when we have a chance at the title. We’re getting along just fine and we’ll make it work”, concludes.
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