Below is an interview done with Fedor on SAMURAI TV, a pay-per-view MMA news show.
STV: You have not been to Japan for a long time.
Fedor: I`m glad to be here in Japan again. I knew I would come back for all of my fans in Japan.
STV: How did you know you can fight on NYE?
Fedor: Vadim asked me if I`m interested in and I accepted the offer immediately. I would like to prepare well for the fight and would like to have an exciting fight.
STV:Do you have any comment to former PRIDE staff?
Fedor:I don`t think this is the last event I work with them. M-1 Global has a business plan to hold events starting next year. M-1 Global is actually approaching them and asking to support their events. I believe M-1 Global will corporate with former PRIDE employees to create great events like the PRIDE had before in Japan.
STV:Why did you choose M-1 Global?
Fedor: M-1 Global is formed by trustworthy staff and we agreed to create the best MMA event. I accepted because M-1 Global is going to have an event in Japan, Russia and the Netherlands as well as in the U.S.
STV: Who would you like to fight?
Fedor: I would like to fight champions in other MMA organization like Randy Couture, Gabriel Gonzaga and champions of UFC, Cage Rage and IFL etc.
STV: What is the definition of the strongest fighter for you?
Fedor:The strongest fighter should be able to defeat all the opponents, respect other fighters, understand circumstances and communicate well with others.
STV:Do you think you are the best now?
Fedor:I don`t think I`m the best now but I`m trying to be.
STV:Do you have any message to your fans?
Fedor:I`m happy to have a fight in Japan again. I train hard to win and please come and see my fight.