by SFUK Holland at 2H2H 2002.
knows Bas Rutten. He was one of the first
well rounded fighters, King of Pancrase, UFC
champion and now he is acting. He is a great
entertainer and a superb fighter. At the 2H2H
show he was commentating the fight together
with Stephan Quadros. Bas Rutten was after
the show hanging around and I pulled him of
the stage to do a interview.
: What do you think of the show Bas?
Rutten : Super night, everything
was super. Good fights, hard fights.
: You just announced you will fight here at
2H2H. Under which rules will you fight?
Rutten : Vale Tudo rules. Like
in PRIDE. The more I can do, the better. (smiles)
: Any idea who is going to be your opponent?
Rutten : We are trying to get somebody,
but first we will have to see if it everything
will go as planned.
: I heard you would like to fight Wanderlei
Rutten : Yeah I would like that
or Frank Shamrock should be great also.
: And PRIDE?
Rutten : No, we are negotiating
and well see if it will work out. I dont
know. For me it would be good if I could fight
over here. I like it here and of course it
is my home country.
: What was the best fight tonight Bas?
Rutten : Ah come on I cant say
that, there were lots of good fights. Paul
Cahoon Vs Joop Kasteel. Sergei Bytchkov Vs
Brian Lo A Njoe and Bob Schreiber Vs Gilbert
Yvel. Those were the best matches I think,
it was really like: who is the strongest in
: How about organizing yourself?
Rutten : No, I am to busy for that.
I do my commentating for PRIDE, there is a
new coming organization in the USA and now
2H2H. No, it is to busy. I have to many things
in my head.
: What are you acting right now?
Rutten : I am busy with a movie
together with Mr. Funaki (famous Japanese
fighter). But that will only be in the cinemas
in Japan, here it will be in the Video shop
only. And I have a little role in a movie
together with DMX, it will be in the cinema
here. I am busy with other things to.
SFUK Holland : Any word for the fans?
Bas Rutten : Keep
on watching an hopefully I will be here 13
October to fight a good match.
: I'll name a few fighters and I would like
to have your opinion about them, lets start
with Heath Herring?
Rutten : Super, superfighter. Lets
say I am glad I dont fight in the heavyweight
: Wanderlei Silva?
Rutten : Very aggressive, real
good. And I would like to fight him.
: Igor Vovchanchin?
Rutten : Super tough. Just like
Sergei Bytchkov tonight. Sergei is like Igor,
I think he has lot of him only in a smaller
: Valentijn Overeem?
Rutten : Very good, I am glad he
won this evening. He was also listing real
well to his corner, as I was sitting next
to them. Allister Overeem was also very good,
he can be a big one I believe and Paul Cahoon.
They all performed great tonight.
: Remco Pardoel?
Rutten : Great guy, I used to work
out with him in my early days. And he is one
of the MMA pioneers in Holland.
: The biggest talent that is coming up?
Rutten : It could be Allister Overeem,
he can do it all. Submissions, striking, just
: Thank you Bas!
Rutten : Thank you.
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