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Well what about my -- I'm Mike Straka joined by special guest analyst -- -- -- heavyweight champ.
Of strike force now Alistair.
For -- over doom called you out last Saturday night after the strike force showtime fight.
Could be a good fight what do you think.
I'm business going to be really is using five we've talked before.
We're not -- at a time were font.
But I'm not here to make any excuses I'm really looking forward to -- him again and this time will be different.
Now when you do fight guys you know people always say I want to fight.
The best for -- who who shows up.
And is that what most you guys really when you walk into a fight -- you don't want anybody who's hurt you want to really go out proved yourself you're the champion right.
There's no easy -- I want to find the best I want to be number one so to be number one you have to find the best to come down modeling looking for an easy president's wanna.
That's strike force made some major headway this year with the showtime deal what you think of Saturday's fight.
Arafat that he that was good through some exciting fights at a good time there -- some.
Good audience sometimes people sitting there some actors and I think they're doing great the great deals can be in the sport is going in America and sorry -- is -- along with -- I was on California yesterday for masks memorial from -- -- and -- I saw -- eradicated in a big.
Big cast on his hand he broke his hand inept fight but what -- an amazing fight them -- -- -- -- I want got Scott Smith got some partners and he got his Dixon it's a good meeting came back in the -- -- But.
-- both of them cause he broke his hand in front possibly the second run and continued to fight.
So I mean amazing -- and that's exactly what we need amazing fights for defense doesn't he want to -- You know straight force this talk about Scott's been -- -- when he fought.
Robbie Lawler on CBS he stole the show -- which in a product he still shows Saturday night on showtime.
Here's a guy who's got so much heart and and if strike force can get guys like you and -- have been put on shows like that I think you guys have a long way to evening.
Well that's busy what you want to say it's like it has sport component into it.
It's a sport I -- -- rules and there's a winner mezzaluna Brussels on going to be some and payment.
And then people don't come out the C some guy's gonna lose in one minute and -- -- fights and when -- -- Carrick who want to see blood tears sweat.
And the victory and hand them happy moments -- response cut.
-- have been sent to -- coming in that that's nice things and I think to miss him.
Now you for a lot in pride and in Japan your household name.
Now do you think that here in the US you're gonna get to that point.
Foreign and the circus where champion but the things have not fought -- -- -- I thought twice start for us.
So basically what I want to do want to show.
Show the American.
I have the weapons have the submissions on the knockout power.
I'm big I'm a good.
-- -- -- Yeah you know the heavyweight division is is certainly one that's always in -- You know even in UFC you get you get that -- sort of being traded back and forth.
Who knows what happens with frank Mir vs -- two.
And in in the world everybody says -- or is the best heavyweight in the world that do you how do you rank yourself among.
People like Randy couture fade or.
People like that.
-- hard -- like I had a really wonderful year less here and beat everybody.
I finished him on knock on our submission.
Actually didn't really get hit once so it really members I'm I'm I'm beat everybody.
It's like these guys need to happen I need to -- these guys and the abuse and I think after a full of these guys or.
If they have declined to -- me because that happened bills a couple of times last year.
Then I can Sam mom I'm ranked number one to a friend right now with Sam definitely in the in the in the top ten officially but actually myself as a top Arafat.
Being from Holland.
US -- world.
Which is really not even a good term because US and -- -- consists of fighters from all over the world.
But a lot of us here and in the states we were really focused on strike force and you -- -- we don't get to see too much K one or even -- one.
So at -- guys compare with the US -- world well.
I think bitch fighters are more honest -- -- -- -- And asked -- -- background when I became boxing -- background would -- -- -- for thirty years competing in the K one brother from Thailand to Holland.
And America as a wrestling background and so here's more grappling just a slight just -- more and in -- going to be live remarks right.
But in your division no there's not much grappling I see a lot of heavyweights always like to trade punches because you guys have knock out power with one punch him out of what's happening in a fight.
How important is your kick boxing background in your weight class.
I think very important.
I'm used to getting -- -- -- suffer from strikes.
That that well but I think it's important you have all around him.
You should not only -- on them on the striking because then your weak when it comes wrapped.
And that's the thing in this sport you have to be -- and everything and I think in the future I'm -- -- have to be do everything well because everyone is going to attack -- you which -- I mean I'm like the champion on the going to be observing and then when watching me how can -- Ellis so published US I'm like at 242 fortified.
Let's look but had to -- for me you weigh about 245.
When you see big guys like Brock -- as he walks around a 280 has to cut data to 65 Brett Rogers you know to 65 how do you like those guys had -- given up twenty pounds on that and that's just -- to -- in -- -- committed to fight they're probably given up forty pounds right.
You're gonna -- -- the big guys they have -- -- going to set on television but like every everybody every Feinstein has weaknesses the big guys have weaknesses.
But probably I would gain a couple of pounds when I'm in apart these guys just have amendment actually most -- trying to.
You -- impressed with with what Brock lesnar is done and Activision.
With just a very small amount of experience he has.
Do you think that his size is just so overwhelming to guys like Randy couture and frank Mir that he doesn't have to be such a great mixed martial artist.
I think his -- it's different in fact I think he overpowered all of his opponents but but that's felt I mean he's he's he's wrestle all his life.
He's working hard -- -- When given the credit.
Great he's a tremendous -- -- we -- -- little -- about -- or would you ever fight -- I mean obviously you would but do you think there's going to come a day where.
-- or would fight in the strike force fight.
I don't know right now is some of reflection on.
I don't know what the future brings I know who wants to is going to be doing affliction I don't know what was going to do after may resume -- and -- -- -- -- hunger strikers man who's gonna going to Japan.
I don't know that but I would like to find -- -- -- -- -- -- so let's stop talk about the -- team for a minute let's talk about the business of and then it you've been in this you've got what 43 fights professional plates that someone so.
You've been here since the beginning and how has it come how far you've come as you know from making five gratified to make in whatever -- -- today.
And what's that journey been like for you.
I was really great experience that's one thing that's the first thing -- seventeen and beginning you don't get paid since you're gonna garnering.
Fight like a line you're gonna get busted up -- the a couple of times.
They keep out of -- I was pretty good one my first efforts -- effects of -- really motivated me out of good team motivated me.
The -- -- talent on them how to bring brother.
He was four years analysts say was -- -- I -- you hit it Big Brother didn't tell me period and it.
By -- like the same nominates congressman a typical players but if so it was really fighting in Japan.
So I really look up -- -- and I want and that of course and first fight was mine in Japan was nineteen.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And I just want to become number one and I put Omar Russa resurgence of that.
And slowly got bigger money got better and well then the -- -- bigger than a championship and won in 2004.
I one that when I was in Holland.
To ponson wasn't checking -- to -- foresaw them slower going to lose its immigrant experience than just just the left to right.
And sponsorship opportunity that's grown tremendously tee shirt yet everybody got a teacher but he's got something on their shorts how many -- you have and how does that supplement your income.
Actually I didn't have I have one sponsored this is shorts but.
-- -- -- big sponsor.
That -- not alone and find a new us more is going to be more efficient cause in Japan is like different rules and Holland's if wounds were not I'm gonna be.
They're finding an American women in a commercial sponsor.
Now how do you get that -- -- get to higher age and somebody who who market to out there like that.
Well basically this is going to be only experience there's going to be like my for -- in America.
I have to look at them -- and -- would sure there's going to.
Some companies who approached me our ops from someone looking for some companies June 6 is your first title defense for strike force could be for breach over doom.
And whoever it's going to be.
The fans of and the -- are going to see you for the first time in the US and you -- put on a ship.
It's going to be one hell of -- show it's going to be a knockout or -- -- was going to be I'm aggressive I always go for not I never want to win and decision I never want to.
He's gonna show some good ouster -- thanks very much for coming -- really appreciate it plans for government -- the for this edition of Fox News fight game until next time I'm Mike -- enjoyed the fights.
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