Friday, January 26, 2007

Kazu speaks about upcoming Las Vegas PRIDE

Nakamura appeared at the press conference looking as if he were on his way to a wedding; wearing a black suit, white tie and glasses. Is Nakamura pushing for an image makeover? Or, maybe this is his version of Superman's Clark Kent.

"The last Las Vegas event turned out well for me, so I'm very happy that I will be able to join Champions and famous fighters in America, such as Gomi, Misaki and Mach. I want to give a fight that will please the PRIDE fans, the Japanese fans and all the other fans in the world."

"Kazu" and Yosuke Nishijima were the only Japanese fighters at last year's Las Vegas PRIDE event and just being around these familiar fighters is both comforting and encouraging for Kazu. These fights will not only be against their opponents, but also a test to see who can impress the American fans the most.

"All of our fights are Japan VS America. The last event also felt like it came together as VS America or VS the UFC, so I feel strongly that we're battling against America in this event, too."

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