Hi this is Dean Lister.
Last night I made a comment about Mauro commenting about me on my fight vs. Arona about a year ago. It is true I was upset at somethings he said but truth be told at that time when I fought Arona I was going through my own hard times that only a few people can relate to (only a few of my very closest friends know really) and didn't show my true fighting spirit (this really affected me). I PROVED THIS TO BE TRUE by evidence of my last showing and will continue to show this for the rest of my life until I no longer pyhysically exist. I feel that Mauro has greatly improved as an announcer and does care in a great way for the fighters involved in Pride FC.
I feel I may have been a little harsh on him from his comments about my fighting style during my match against Arona. I was insulted by the fact he said I seemed to be so "inactive" during my fight when I secretely had a concussion and found it hard to find my balance or even stand. Truth is I don't have a lot of experience as a commentator and it is true I feel that if I didn't have a lot of fight experience it would be difficult to see if a fighter is having a hard time ie-head concusion and diziness vs. being lazy or inactive.
I apologize for the heat I may have brought upon Mauro, another valuable asset to the world of MMA and the world viewer and new fan.
For the hardcore fan who knows me, you will know I am relatively known as a soft spoken or even shy guy who rarely lets my "true to the soul" opinion be known. I do consider Mauro to trully care about the fighters and their futures and someone who also trully cares about our great sport.
I know he is a true professional and has always supported our sport and is an asset to all the viewers who don't want to hear a boring commentator. I hope everyone understands my view and continues to support all quality events and all true and deserving fighters worldwide.
thanks for reading and supporting and most of all thanks for the support of all who have trully believed in me and for what I stand for as well as my fighting ability.