Gokhan Saki: I don't care about highlights, I'll leave everything in the ring against Badr HariPosted on January 27, 2012, 02:25 PM by Joey Santosus
"I've known Badr Hari for ten years, and today it was (friendly) like this, but in the ring we can't be like this. We train to hard to fight like we were today. So, tomorrow it's a big battle. First of all, I'm a fighter. I'll fight anybody. I know I'm a small Heavyweight, but I am used to fighting guys that are two-meters tall. I don't like to talk about predictions before the fight, but I can promise fans a great show tomorrow night. I don't care about highlights or any of that, I will leave everything inside the ring.
I don't know (about competing in MMA). Right now, I am concentrating on fighting Badr Hari, but after this fight we'll see. If I fight in MMA, I only want big names. No disrespect, but I don't want to fight up and comers. I am a very motivated person, who works hard. So, I want to work hard only for the top guys."
On Saturday night, from the WTC Expo in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, Badr Hari steps into the ring for his final kickboxing bout, and hosting his going away party will be former adversary, Gokhan Saki. The two Heavyweight greats will go head to head in a rematch of their 2004 clash, from which "The Golden Boy" emerged victorious when Saki was unable to answer the bell for the third-round.
Speaking to LowKick.com's own Anton Gurevich, Saki discussed his history with Hari, as well as what he promises will be a "big battle" tomorrow night. Looking ahead in his career, the Golden Glory stand-out expressed an interest in competing as a mixed martial artist, but admits that if he were to try his hand in the sport, it would only be against the biggest names.