Remco Pardoel - Post Fight Utrecht
RINGS : Heroes Live Forever!
Interview from the event in Utrecht January 28 2001
Remco Pardoel - winner
SFUK & ADCC Europes Carl Fisher catches up with Remco Pardoel for a mini post fight interview
Well done on your fight Remco, good result, how are you feeling today?
Remco Pardoel : Like a train wreck! I feel like 3 or 4 trains have run over me. So its combined feelings. One is I'm happy because I won and another is - yeah, feeling like hell!
Was he a hard, tough fighter - Marc Emmanuel - Did you know a lot about him before you took the fight on?
Remco Pardoel : I didn't know a lot about him. I'd heard he played good level Judo, but I wanted for myself a stand up fight with him and he was a good stand up fighter too. He came to Holland to not get KO'd and he kept that promise to himself - he can look after himself and I think he is very very tough. A good fighter.
Did you use a particular strategy in this game?
Remco Pardoel : Winning (haha) and not getting hit, but I didn't succeed in that one very well. I think it was a manly fight, we both gave our best and did all that we could. I will say he's a strong guy.
Do you feel you've improved in your overall game, knowing you can mix it with the big boys?
Remco Pardoel : When I submit someone, I dont think its a big problem, but to fight standing up is very hard, especially in a Rings event. For foreigners, its no big deal, but in Holland its THE event. Chris Dolman is a legend and his events are legendary, so its important to win in his events you know.
What next now you've won this fight. Whos scheduled next?
Remco Pardoel : I hope in March I can fight against the Belgian guy, the kick-boxing guy on Vale Tudo rules at the Simply the Best event.
With winning against such tough opponents does that improve your chances of fighting in Japan do you think?
Remco Pardoel : I hope so. I think I'm ready for Pride and yesterday was a worst-case scenario for me because everybody told me he was a ground fighter, he had some stand up abilities but he was a spirited fighter. So I think I'm ready for Japan but you never know. Japan is not big interest anymore. I'd like to fight in Abu Dhabi. I think that's "the" tournament and people treat you better there. They treat you like a real guest - and you know, that's nice.
We'll keep our fingers crossed that we see you in Abu Dhabi then. Who did you train with prior to your Rings fight?
Remco Pardoel : Heath Herring, Gilbert Yvel, Hans Nijman and all the guys at my school.
Good luck for your fight on the April 28th and thanks for the interview.
Remco Pardoel : Thank you
January 28 2001
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