Pride 12 Pre-fight Interviews
By Josh Gross
As the hours count down to Pride 12, FCF reporter Josh Gross met with the combatants and got some pre-fight thoughts from them. Igor Vovchanchin, Mark Kerr, Ricco Rodriguez, John Marsh, Heath Herring, Carlos Newton, and Dan Henderson all give us some insight on their upcoming fights. Here’s the Igor Vovchanchin interview, just click the link below to see the rest…
When you think about murderous strikers in Mixed Martial Arts competition the first name many experts will bring up is Igor Vovchanchin. The superstar Ukrainian fighter has battered, bruised and KO’d almost everyone put in front of him. When he fought Mark Kerr it was billed as the best grappler against the best striker MMA could offer. The end result was a "no contest" but many fight fans believed Igor had won. The rematch is Dec. 23 and Vovchanchin looks to be highly focused and in great shape for another battle.
FCF: Igor, this is your second fight with Mark Kerr. Did you do anything differently in your training for this fight than the first time?
FCF: Mark Kerr is known for his wrestling but he’s also worked quite a bit on his striking. You had success against him on the ground in your first fight. Do you have a preference for this fight?
FCF: When on the ground, will you look for submissions or will you try to keep busy striking and keep his weight off of you?
FCF: How long did you prepare for this fight?
FCF: When Mark Kerr fought Fujita he tried to stand and strike with him. Do you think he will try and do with that you?
FCF: Do you have a prediction for the fight?