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Monday, 04/30/2012, 01:29 pm

Pedro Rizzo On Fighting Fedor | "I’ve always imagined fighting him and it’s finally happening.”

By Jamie McAllister
Pedro Rizzo comments in an interview with TATAME.

Rizzo claims currently has no interest in returning to the UFC and that getting the win over Fedor is his number one priority.

“Honestly, I’m happy about fighting Fedor, because it’s a big challenge fighting him, especially in Russia. It’s going to be crazy, but I guess that craziness is slit in pressure. On the ring it’s me and him. I guess UFC is small now. My dream now is to win this thing, which is huge for me and my career and my will as a competitor. I don’t think about returning to the UFC in case I beat him. I have a couple of fights ahead of me, so I have him and another one, but I got to defeat him first. I’m so glad about fighting Fedor I’m not thinking about UFC, I’m just thinking about this fight.”

“Fighting a guy I’ve always watched fighting, I’ve always imagined fighting him and it’s finally happening.”

“That’s the fighting business. I’ve been on a better momentum and he has been better once too. To me, he’s the same fighter he was at Pride. People say he’s seedy, but I disagree. I guess he’s at the same level. He’s a guy who’s fighting for a long time and sometimes you lose. I guess one thing that is changed about Fedor is his mind. When you’re a champion and you beat everybody you think you’ll always win. That’s 60, 70 percent of the fight. It’s about confidence. When he had his first loss to Fabricio (Werdum), his confidence was broken. Then he was defeated by Bigfoot and then Dan Henderson. He’s a really tough guy, a tough fight and I believe it’s going to be a great bout because at the same time he doesn’t want to let people down, so do I.”


16 Responses to “Pedro Rizzo On Fighting Fedor | "I’ve always imagined fighting him and it’s finally happening.””

  1. ganjaneerUSMC says:

    Pedro rizzo is still alive? Good for him..

  2. RFK says:

    Fedor is gonna crush this fool I know he can’t hang withthe top heavyweights in the UFC but I would love to see him fight one fight in UFC before he is done like it or not he was one of the best fighters in the world way back in the day.

    • bradhush says:

      Your a douche if you really think fedor is going to “crush” this dude. You probably don’t even know who he is or what he has done for the UFC. And googling it right now would be a copout. This guy would have given fedor a run when he was undefeted in pride. Now that he has been exposed this guy is known for capitolizing and being the underdog.

  3. brett says:

    Pretty big fight for Fedor! Fighting a guy that hasnt fought in almost 2 years! If this fight was put together 10 years ago it would of been decent. Would love to see Rizzo pull off the upset!

  4. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    Fedor can’t compete against top fighters anymore so his management is going back to what they have been doing since Pride days and that is having Fedor fight old washed up fighters from the past. After about 5 more wins by beating more nobodys we will see all teh Fedor nuthuggers back calling him the best and acting like he didn’t just get his ass kicked and FINISHED 3 times in row in strikeforce

  5. Michael hamlin says:

    Who cares about this fight at all??

  6. James says:

    For not thinking about the UFC Pedro sure does mention it a lot.

  7. stephen Riddle says:

    I didnt know this dude was still around havent seen him since i was thirteen!

  8. sykoMMA says:

    LOL M1 is just pulling fight’s out of their asses to get these paychecks, seriously, why the fuck should this fight even happen

  9. Fuckyoursister says:

    Fuck yo couch Pedro.

  10. Jake shields says:

    both crap fighters…

  11. jesseaverage says:


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