Bad news on Steve's fight, but it definitely happens in this game when you fight top guys like Oishi. From Sams description Steve fought exactly as we talked about beforehand, all except for the going into his guard and getting submitted bit... ;-( Well done though mate, you just got caught by a VERY good opponent. I'll be working hard to get Steve back to ZST to show what he can do, as I still have heaps of confidence in his ability and heart. Stay positive mate!
As for Sam, I've gotta say I was confident and shitting bricks at the same time! This guy really was dangerous, but Sam has the "frustration" gameplan down pat by now, and obviously used it well! Excellent work mate.
I'd also like to thank VAS for their sponsorship of both Sam and Steve for this trip to Japan, and hopefully for future endeavours. VAS really does seem to be a company that is going to do good things for MMA, especially in this country. Thanks a lot guys, we appreciate your help!
And cheers Wayne. Believe me, "super" is a LONG way down the track, but I'll keep working on it... ;-)