Wanderlei gave an interview to Tatame recently, which I thought was cool. I´m not translating the whole thing, but here is what he basically said:
Hunt fight: I should have trained more Jiu Jitsu, since I generally only use it to defend myself. I gotta train more subs. What happened was that I was feeling a lot of pain on my hand, and in practice, my partners would accidently lie on top of it, and I would have to iterrupt the session. From now on, I´ll dedicate more time to JJ and ground fighting.
How the loss affects his carreer: The loss didn´t affect it at all. Of course I was bummed. I watched the tape several times. I had noticed that every time there is a close fight, Pride gives the win to the lighter guy, which wasn´t the case in my fight. I feel I won the fight. 4 years of invincibility is a long time, and it will take a long time to reconquer that. My invincibility has been taken away.
How are negociations with Pride: The guys from Pride told me that they are in the process of resolving my situation, as well as of all the Brazilians. This talk that other organizations are interested in me makes me very happy, cause this is proof that I´m doing my job well.
Are you interested in rematching Hunt: Definitely! I see us fighting each other about 3 more times, and I want to win them all. I´ll go after him like I´ll go after anyone else. I´m not saying I´ll beat him, cause we are talking about fighting here, but I guarantee you that I´m going after him.
What would you do differently this time: I´d prepare a lot more. Starting with my weight. I would be much heavier, weighing at least 103 or 105 Kilos.
Have you decided if you want to be in the GP: Not yet, but if I don´t go, I want to put Ninja or Shogun in my place.
Do you wish to go up a weight class? Yes, so I can fight Mirko and Fedor, cause they are the best fighters.
What about Mino? He is also one of the best: He is definitely one of the best! But I don´t want to fight him. He is a really nice guy and I would like him to be on my team. If he is unhappy at BTT, I´ll invite him to join Chute Boxe.
Damn I translated the whole thing.