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NICHOLAS PETTAS BLOG: December 2007

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Monster Hunter !

Tomorrow I will change into the Monster Hunter and do everything in powers to destroy the dude in front of me. It is one of those fights where I need to dig deep and just pull it off. I know I can do it, now it is just time to do in front of everybody. Feeling great right now, we are having the press conference in an hour or so and after a nice long bath yesterday and a long nights sleep. I just can't wait to get the show on the road. So I guess that I will see you all after...

昨日気持ちよくスパワールドに行きまして、世界のお風呂に入って体の疲れをきれいにとって今は元気です。明日の試合にモンスターハンターに変身して、世界でもっとも大きいな相手を倒してみます。もう少しで記者会見に行ってきます、そして今日は体を軽く動かして最後の調整して明日は思いっきりハンチングしたいです。

Thursday, December 27, 2007

AYATO CHIE with Nicholas Pettas in Dynamite !

Dynamiteでの試合は決定しましたが相手のことは29日に発表されます!応援をよろしくお願いします。それと記念にAYATO CHIEさんは何とビッグサプライズで自分の入場曲を生で歌ってくれます!本当です、本人は本当に来てくれるんです。自分はこんないい応援は初めてです、試合は頑張って勝って、今回僕のためにに動いてくれた人たちが喜んでくれるように。もっと早く発表はしたかったですけどいろいろがありまして。。。とりあえずここでどこよりも早く、皆さんに伝えたかったです。よろしくお願いします!

That's right, I am fighting on the Dynamite card this coming Monday evening! I am sorry that I could not tell you before, and also sorry that I can't tell you who it will be against. But the official press release will be held on Saturday! And then as a special guest Mrs. Ayato Chie will come and perform my entry song live in the Osaka Dome! It is awesome, I have never had such a powerful support team. I really want to win this fight, so I can celebrate with all the people that have been involved this time. I am honored and humbled by the great support for this fight.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

X-mas Party at Lawry's Primerib



Yes, we all got together for one great X-mas party at Lawry's Primerib. I am only going to show the size of the steaks that we were eating! Because they were out of control...Bob had us try the size that is not on the menu, it is called a BEEF BOWL. I couldn't believe my eyes when they cut those huge slabs of rib out. But we finished it all in good Viking style. I think this kind of gorging is good for the mind of a fighter, it teaches you never to give up!!!!



今年のクリスマスパーティーはローリーズ プライム リブでやりました、本当に美味しいですけどボブ・サップさんはメニュー外のサイズをみんなに注文しました。それは何と1kgのBEEF BOWL ビーフ ボールって言う訳分からないサイズでした!僕はバイキングのプライドを持って全部食べましたけど、本当に辛かったです。。。


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry X-mas!


公開スパーリングで大暴れ!


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Live Life to it's fullest, Thank you Will Riva

George Carlin's Views on Aging Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions. 'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. 'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!! But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed? You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone. But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would! So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60 . You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday! You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.' Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!' May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!! HOW TO STAY YOUNG 1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them.' 2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. 3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's. 4. Enjoy the simple things. 5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. 6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive. 7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever Your home is your refuge . 8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help. 9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is. 10. Tell the people you love that you love them , at every opportunity. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER : Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,but by the moments that take our breath away. And if you don't send this to at least 8 people - who cares? But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Still training hard !



Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Deep in 新大久保

僕は新大久保にあるDEEPのジムではオープンするときから月に2回ぐらい指導しに行かせてもらっています。もちろん総合格闘技のジムでありますが、自分は普通にキックを教えています。もう少しで2年になります。最初は、どこのジムと一緒ですが、生徒はあまりいなかったですけどそれが半年たてば毎回来てくれるメンバーが少しつづ増えました。今は自分の道場ではないですけど教えるのは楽しいです、みんなの顔を覚えているし、この人はこれが苦手とかこの人はこれが好きでそれぞれいろいろがあります。でも、今年はみんな真面目に練習をしていました、そして試合に出るようになった生徒もいました。僕は月に2回しか行ってない中で、いろんなアドバイスをあだえることが出来たと思います。それとお互いに信用関係が生まれたと思います。僕は道場とジムのことはここではあまり書かないようにしているんですが、この前Deepのメンバーが僕のT.S.G. ”Unbreakable Spirit"T-シャーツを練習のときに来ていましたを見て本当にうれしかったです。ありがとうございます!



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                よろしくお願いします!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Bud's Hair !

You can see here that I needed the sunglasses to keep the mop down!



So after my last fight I was lifting weights with Mark Ginther and Peter Graham at the GOLD'S GYM, in Omotesando, when we started talking about how we all needed a hair cut. I had just finished my set when I overheard Peter saying, " I bet you can't grow your hair till the next fight!" So I said" Put your money where your mouth is!" And fair to our statements, we ended up betting 50U$! I promised I would not cut it until I got confirmation on my next fight, and Mark would be the go between. So I didn't cut it until yesterday! Of course this means that I have confirmation on my next fight, but I just can't tell you yet because it hasn't been made official yet. But that is not going to hold me back from cutting my hair! It was getting so long that when sparring I would get it in my eyes. I don't think it has been that long since...I was a kid ! Thank you Nishioka-san, you cut it real nice this time.





そして、髪の毛はやっと切れました!だいぶ前にピーターグラハムとマーク ギンザーさんたちとGOLD'S GYM で筋トレをしているときでハペニングがありました、ピーターは髪の話しをしていたら絶対に次の試合まで切らないで我慢できないだろう!と冗談を言ったら、待て!俺は出来る、お金をかけましょう。そしたら、その金額ではなくって男のプライドとしての金額にしないと意味がない。用は金額は高いほど我慢しやすいって言うことで、50U$って言う安い金額にしました。次の試合は何と決まったので俺は昨日Bud's Hairの西岡さんのところに行ってきれいに切ってもらいました!気持ちいぞ~どれぐらい伸びたかというと練習のときに目に入るぐらい伸びたよ!ここにいろんな写真をのせました、ビフォー&アフター。。。





http://www.bud-s.com/ イン 恵比寿!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Training in the winter time! 


So it really is getting cold these days, I was worried that we all might get sick so I invested in a huge industrial heater! And we finally got it in the gym, but this monster of a heater was so powerful that I nearly torched the floor.Man, that thing can heat ! I am glad to have the heater in there, but I just hope that nobody get's burnt! Today it was really cold but I had a real good session and my sparring went really well. I hope to hear something about my next fight soon. Today Bob Sapp's next fight on the Dynamite show was announced and he is set up to fight against Bob in a MMA fight! I am busy with my own training and then on top of that I gotta try and get him ready for his fight. It is a hard time but I am glad to be busy once again, I like to work and like getting the pressure of having to fit everything into my day.


さ~寒くなったよ、僕は昔寒い国に住んでいたけど日本のやしいかんきょうになれてきたので冬になると。。。寒くってしょうがないです。それで最近ジムに来てここはやっぱりヒーターは必要だねと思って、ネットで探しましてこんなでっかいのは手に入れました。喜んでジムに持っていこうと思ったら、まず車に入らないです!そこで友人の新田さんにお願いして、大きい車で家まで来てもらって、一緒に運びました。そして、やっと温かくなると思ったら、半端じゃないです!どれぐらい強烈かというと床を燃やしそうになった本当に怖かったですけど、使い方は今覚えてジムでよく活動してもらっています。それと話は変わるけど、今日ボブ・サップはダイナマイトの相手がBobby Ologun に決定しました。後ちょっとですけどもう毎日は体を一緒に動かしています、さ~ボブの本当の復活になるのか?ボブ、頑張れ!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

T.S.G. 忘年会!

この前の金曜日にT.S.G. ザ・スピリット・ジムの忘年会をやりました。もう早く5年目ですので皆さんと仲良くお酒を飲みました。久しぶりに普通に楽しかったです。今回は新人も何人かいましたので、これでみんながもっといい付き合いができそうです。今回はKoichiが全部決めてくれたのでみんなは心配していましたが、渋谷のアルカトラズで皆が逮捕されました!それで独房に入れられた、なかなか面白かったです。

Sunday, December 09, 2007

That was an awesome final ! 最高のワールドGPでした

最初から最後まで面白い試合ばかりでした!リサーブマッチからスーパーファイット全部気持ちたっぷりこもった試合でした。自分はいろんなしごとがありました為会場まで行けなかったんですけど、家はフジ721で試合は全部生放送が入っています。それを録画して指導が終わって家に帰ってみていました。今回のグラウベVs.セミは本当に感動的でした、あのキックは本当にすごいです。しかも、あともう少しでたおれました!かっこいいです。それとバダVs.レミ!これはすばらしかったです、最近のレミ選手は本当に強いです。体重は少し重くなって、それにバダ選手も毎年2kgから3kgアップしています。スピードは変わらないです、むしろ速くなっている?お互いにあれだけローキックもらったらよくたっていた!ワールドGPはやっぱりすごいです。自分も参加したいです。アーツ選手は最後ヒザをひねってケガで終わってしまったけど、今年はチャンピョンになると思っていました。ひどいケガではないように願いましょう。熱い、熱い次はダイナマイトです、どんな試合は待っているのかな~?

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That was really awesome, I mean I had to work all day so I didn't get to go out and see it. But I have the Fuji 721 on my satellite so I get the whole event live. After finishing off work I came home and sat down just as Semmy was about to fight Le Banner. Then after the whole thing was over I replayed the first few fights. It was really good to see such great fighters giving everything they have in order to get to the top, I just wish I had had a chance to get in there and try out my skills too. Each and every fight was a final in my opinion. The fight between Remy and Badr was in a different class, those two fighters are so skill full and their styles so similar that it really was just a question of who was a bit smarter on the day. It almost seemed like Remy knew that if he stuck to his plan that he would get it, and no matter how hard it got he never lost his cool. Awesome fight! between two of the best guys out there right now. Then Peter Aerts showed us all once again why he is called the living legend! If it had not been for his blow out on the knee, I think he would have taken it this year. Damn shame to see someone you have fought and known for many years have to stop a final on such an injury! I hope it is not too serious. And then Feitosa just showed the whole world that his kicks are the best, he can throw that left leg from anywhere and hit anything. I recon that is one of the best kicks I have ever seen! I know how fast it is 'cause I used to train with him and I have also had to fight him in a karate fight back in '97. But last night he truly showed us all why he is a true champion. Well done Mate, I am sure you will keep up the good work, look out for him next year!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Guess who I am training?


最近はこの化け物がジムに来ています。。。

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Den blaojede samurai !





Saturday, December 01, 2007

Merry X-mas!


We have entered December and X-mas is on the way! I was lucky to get my present early! I made the front cover on a danish martial arts magazine called "Fighter" . Awesome interview and great work with the pictures. Loved the whole thing. Thank you Tue and Simen. From the Blue Eyed Samurai !
Nicholas
X-マスは近すいたのでプレゼントは今年いつもより早く着いた!何とデンマークの格闘技雑誌のひょうしになりました。今日郵便で届きました、本当にいい感じに出来ました。”Fighter"の皆さんありがとう!青い目のサムライ!
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