Tuesday, Jul 23, 2002
Arona Responds:he’s Looking For The Belt!
He’s Looking for the Belt!
By Eduardo Alonso
After Chute Boxe rising star Murilo Ninja stated his desire to face former Brazilian Top Team member Ricardo Arona in PRIDE as soon as possible, FCF contacted Arona himself to check on what he thinks about this proposed match-up. Ricardo, who just turned 24 last week, expressed his will to fight for the belt. "I want to fight for the title, and Vanderlei Silva is the champion, therefore I want to fight him because my goal is to be the champion," the two-time Abu Dhabi champion said. Arona feels that after wins over high ranked PRIDE Middleweights like Guy Mezger and Dan Henderson, the natural step is to fight for the belt against the champion Vanderlei Silva. Ricardo told us he is totally recovered from his previous rib injury and is already training very hard looking for a possible, and likely, appearance at the PRIDE September show. Despite who will end up facing whom, PRIDE has all the chances to make for an exciting card for their September show, and FCF will continue to follow its developments.
From Susumu’s Gallery:
Susumu’s Gallery Update
We have added 26 photos from a Shooto show held on July 19th.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm