David Herbert:American Top Team fighter Jorge Masvidal has recently signed to Strikeforce. I speak with him often. He tells me his DREAM fight is you. His exact words are that he admires the way you fight and thinks his style matches up well with yours. He said he would fight you in a ring or cage, Strikeforce or Dream. What are your thoughts on this fight?
DH: Your popularity has grown in the US and you have a fairly large following now. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker told me recently he wants you to fight in Strikeforce and that it looks good for early next year. Are your feelings on fighting in the states still the same?
TK: I’m very interested in fighting in the US. I am waiting for a good offer to come along.
DH: Have you ever competed in the cage before? If not, do you feel that fighting in a cage would affect your performance?
TK: I have never fought in cage before but I think fighting in the cage with elbows allowed really suits my style.
DH: Many believe you won the fight against Gilbert Melendez at Pride Shockwave 2006. It is rumored that he will make an appearance on the New Year’s Eve card, possibly against Aoki. Do you feel you deserve the rematch over Aoki?
TK: I too think that I didn’t lose that fight. If I were given the opportunity, I would definitely want to fight Gilbert again.
DH: Last question, if you could pick a camp in the US to cross train with, which one would you pick?
TK: I’d like to train with Greg Jackson’s or AKA. It would be nice to test myself against UFC fighters in training.
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