Read about Juan Archuleta’s quest for victory in the Bellator x RIZIN pre-fight media availability. Learn about his dreams, admiration for Japanese fighters, and upcoming battle.
|Archuleta dreams of bringing the RIZIN title back to California
|He admires Japanese fighters like Manel Kape and Rampage Jackson
|Archuleta’s parents’ support is crucial to his career
|He believes his momentum sets him apart from other fighters
|Archuleta is ready to face anyone, regardless of promotion
Juan Archuleta is set to battle for the RIZIN title at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. In this exclusive interview, Archuleta discusses his dreams of bringing the title back to California and his admiration for Japanese fighters like Manel Kape and Rampage Jackson. He also shares his thoughts on fighting in Japan and the support of his parents. Archuleta’s determination and momentum make him a formidable opponent, and he is ready to face anyone in the ring. Read on to learn more about Archuleta’s journey and his upcoming fight.
The Dream of Bringing the Title Home
Archuleta has always dreamed of holding a title in Japan, following in the footsteps of fighters like Manel Kape and Rampage Jackson. Winning the RIZIN title at the Saitama Super Arena would be a moment of pride for Archuleta, fulfilling a lifelong dream.
“If I can capture the RIZIN title and bring it back to California, it would be a true testament to my pride and the dreams I’ve had since I started my career,” Archuleta said.
The Support of His Parents
Archuleta’s parents have been instrumental in his career, providing support as managers and coaches. Having them in Japan to witness his fight is a significant moment for Archuleta.
“My parents have always supported me throughout my career, but having them here in Japan, where they haven’t been able to attend big matches before, is an incredible honor,” Archuleta shared.
The Difference Between Him and Kape
While Archuleta acknowledges the similarities between him and Manel Kape, he believes his current momentum sets him apart. Having faced some of Japan’s best fighters and emerging victorious, Archuleta feels confident in his abilities.
“I have a lot of momentum right now, having fought and won against some of Japan’s top fighters. That’s the difference between me and Kape,” Archuleta explained.
The Future and Potential Opponents
As for his future opponents, Archuleta doesn’t have a specific choice in mind. He is ready to face anyone, and it’s up to Bellator and RIZIN to decide who he will fight next.
“I don’t have a say in choosing my opponents, and I don’t intend to. Whether it’s Pitbull or someone else, I will face them with the same determination,” Archuleta stated.
The Possibility of a RIZIN vs. Bellator Showdown
If Archuleta becomes the RIZIN champion, there is a possibility of a RIZIN vs. Bellator showdown. While the financial aspect is important to Archuleta, he is primarily focused on facing the best fighters.
“If there’s a good fight purse and an opportunity to represent RIZIN, I will consider it. But ultimately, I want to fight the best regardless of the promotion,” Archuleta emphasized.
Archuleta’s Message to Japanese Fans
Archuleta expresses his gratitude to Japanese fans for their continuous support. He looks forward to interacting with them, both during and after the fight.
“Thank you for always supporting me. Whether it’s during the fight or afterward, I would love to engage with fans and learn more about Japanese culture,” Archuleta conveyed.
This upcoming fight is sure to be an exciting and intense battle. Archuleta’s determination, dreams, and admiration for Japanese fighters make him a force to be reckoned with. Stay tuned for more updates on Archuleta’s journey and his quest for victory.
- Archuleta dreams of bringing the RIZIN title back to California
- He admires Japanese fighters like Manel Kape and Rampage Jackson
- Archuleta’s parents’ support is crucial to his career
- He believes his momentum sets him apart from other fighters
- Archuleta is ready to face anyone, regardless of promotion
- Juan Archuleta
- Manel Kape
- Rampage Jackson