by SFUK Holland at 2H2H 2002.
Schilt is very well known in the world of
MMA. With his giant stature and his brutal
and bone cracking KOs he is one of the
favourites in the heavyweight division. In
PRIDE and UFC he fights these days. Akira
Shoij, Pete Williams and Satake were all not
capable against the riot coming to them in
the ring. Sem Schilt, a nice and polite guy.
No big talks and he is just doing his job
as he says.
: How is you PRIDE career going Sem?
Schilt : Good haha.
: Are there any upcoming shows were we can
see you in action again?
Schilt : I hope in the end of April,
: Didnt 2H2H asked you for their show?
Schilt : No, not this time.
: Does it bother you, you are not fighting
Schilt : No, rather like to fight
: Why Japan?
Schilt : The atmosphere, the fans,
just the whole thing!
: And it pays better?
Schilt : Well uhm
does. But that is not the biggest factor for
: How is the show tonight here at 2H2H Sem?
Schilt : I like it! Good fights
and great crowd!
SFUK Holland : What was the best fight of the evening?
Schilt : Paul Cahoon Vs Joop Kasteel.
The groundwork, the striking, the whole thing.
Everything was in it. But especially the groundwork.
It went over and over, that was cool to see.
: What do you think of the ground rule here
at 2H2H. I mean in Pride you can stick as
long as it takes on the ground. Here if the
there is inactivity on the ground you have
to stand up. Well?
Schilt : I think it is a rule for
Dutch people. The crowd wants to see stand
up. Like in Japan there fond of the ground
fighting. For the crowd it is a good rule.
For some fighters it can be advantage, for
: In Japan - are people recognizing you on
Schilt : Sometimes yes.
: How are your team mates doing in PRIDE?
Schilt : There are doing all right
: What fighter is an example to you?
Schilt : Sakuraba is a perfect
example, Wanderlei Silva is a very aggressive
fighter, I like that.
: Anything for the fans?
Schilt : Regards!
SFUK Holland : Thank you Sem and enjoy the evening!
Schilt : You too!
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