Jason Nawara: So have you been waiting for this? A retirement match around 100 wins?
Dan Severn: Well not necessarily that, what I'm looking at is that there is some unfinished business or I guess a better way of saying it is some people have regrets in their life and they can't go back and make any changes to that. There are only a few matches left I want to do and I've spoken to two out of the three. I want one more match with Coleman, Mark Coleman. One more match with Ken Shamrock and one more match with Royce. I've already spoken to Ken and Mark and they have agreed to a match but I have just had no way of getting in touch with Royce. So it was brought to my attention that he has recently indicated that he would like to be on the card on Brazil and so far it has been my understanding that there has been no opponent selected for him, so I basically am reaching out about potentially being his opponent. It's marketable, you got 2 guys who are in the UFC hall of fame, you got two guys who are probably AARP card carrying members, but I think that it should be part of Rio. You have 2 guys who are much more grappling orientated. I would stack the rest of the card with the exchange of kicks and punches. You wont really seeing that stuff from us unless Royce added it to his repertoire since we last shared a cage together.
JN: Would you accept Coleman or Shamrock in Brazil if not Royce?
DS: Those are the three that I would like to do a match with em. I think it's going to be the same aspect of weight discrepancies, I talked to Mark Coleman and he said 'you have to get your big butt down to 205' I said well that probably wont happen but a compromise of at least halfway down would certainly help. Around 230-235 I can do that, I can drop that weight. But to go from a 250-255 guy to 205 weight class...That's not happening.
JN: You work as a substitute teacher for all subjects, correct?
DS: Yeah, as a sub you usually go into just about anything. There are certain times I've been brought in and it may not be a strength of mine, but as a sub there is not a lot of teaching that takes place it's more or less you walk in there and say read this chapter and answer these questions and that's what goes on for the next 55 minutes. Probably one of the most interesting periods I had was for about a month and a half, a teacher went out on maternity leave, so for about 6-7 weeks I was a second grade teacher. So I had all subjects! That was probably one of my most interesting times! (laughs)
JN: What is your favorite subject to teach?
DS: My teaching certificate is actually in the industrial arts. I was into drafting, woodworking, metal working in high school I had all the shop classes and in college I started in the construction engineering program at Arizona State and I switched to technology and left with a teaching certificate. I only needed a 120 credit hours but I ended up with 146. I took classes for business and other self interests. I'm kind of like a Curious George I guess. I like to figure out how things work, the Discovery Channel, I enjoy those programs.
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