The Romanian fighter Benjamin Adegbuyi is taking on Daniel Lentie on 7th March at SuperKombat World Grand Prix I. LiverKick is offering you the translation of his SportNews interview in native language.
R: How do you feel? Are you ready?
B.A.: I feel very good. It's always a pleasure to fight in Romania, where the fans are with you, your family, and Ploiești is a great city. I feel good, I'm ready, I'm the same every time regardless of the opponent. I hope to make show.
R: Do you find it harder to fight under this pressure?
B.A.: At the level where we are, we have to be professional, and these thoughts should not affect us at all.
R: Are you superstitious?
B.A.: I have no superstition, I'm always prepared. I hope to make a great game and win by knockout.
R: Did you study your opponent?
B.A.: Unfortunately I found out quite late the opponent's name. He's a pretty good fighter, awkward, southpaw... I began to study him, we have available a week and it will not be a problem. We have a plan. I hope him to have the same fate as against Morosanu.
R: What means the SuperKombat promotion for you?
B.A.: For me it means a lot, I was discovered here. I started here, and since then every gala I have been included, I won and I did very good matches. It remains my first love, forever in my soul...
R: What advice do you have for those who want to follow in your footsteps?
B.A.: I always guided them, even on Facebook, to try not to quit. It's a pretty difficult sport, which is not sustained from the beginning, but with desire and will, seriousness, talent and a bit of luck you can get a pretty good level. So follow your dreams!
R: What are your goals for 2015? Where will you stop?
B.A.: I would like to finish undefeated again. I hope to be the best if I can. I think I could get 2nd, but depends on the matches. The ranking system is a little odd, so I also need knockouts. Certainly if I grow, I get 2nd or 3rd.
R: Did you think about MMA?
B.A.: Honestly I thought, I think I will also do a little Brazilian jiu-jitsu in parallel. It helps the stand-up fighters' mobility.
R: Who would you want to fight and who would you want to avoid?
B.A.: I wanted to fight Semmy Schilt but he withdrew. He is a man who barely lost. I wanted to see my level and I think I would have been able to beat him. I fight any opponent, I would not refuse anyone.
R: Who was your idol?
B.A.: I had no idol, but I admired Bonjasky, Aerts, Sefo and Hunt in Japan. Prior to my kickboxing start, I used to wake up at night to morning to watch them.
R: Could you fight a gym colleague?
B.A.: Honestly, I can't, but it can happen in some pyramids of the greatest promotions. If it happens so, we are professionals. But in other circumstances, I would refuse to fight with an opponent from our crew (Respect Gym).
R: What's a training day for you the SK figthers there?
B.A.: It is very complex. We wake up at 8 am, we have training, 2 hours of exhaustion. Some vomit, some faint, some have dizziness, some liver problems. After, you eat a bit, you go home and get some rest if you don't have anything else to do during the day and again at 6, training. You end at 8, you eat, watch a movie if you can, then simply fall to the bed.
If you're not in a training camp, you can manage to play soccer or go to the cinema/bowling. During the preparation only Playstation and FIFA.
R: Do you enjoy watching movies? Are you watching motivational movies?
B.A.: Yes. Well, not really. I just like good movies with great actors.
R: A message for your opponent?
B.A.: You made a mistake by accepting this fight against me, I will destroy you! Haha...