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Elvis Sinosic - jedan od najjačih australskih MMA boraca hrvatskog porijekla

27. kolovoza 2005. 00:00
Elvis Sinosic - jedan od najjačih australskih MMA boraca hrvatskog porijekla

Elvis Sinosic jedan je od najboljih Australskih MMA boraca. Karijeru je gradio nastupima na UFC-u i K-1. Poznatiji pod nadimkom "The King of Rock and Rumble", Elvis se borio s imenima poput:Tito Ortiz, Jeremy Horn, Evan Tanner idr.

Pozdrav Elvis. Da li je ovo tvoj prvi kontakt sa hrvatskim medijima?

Ovo je moj prvi intervju hrvatskim medijima, iako sam upoznao novinara iz Hrvatske na 2000 K-1 GP koji je pratio Mirka Filipovica i Štefana Leku.

Što se dešava u zadnje vrijeme sa King of Rock and Rumble?

Vodim školu borilačkih vještina, www.sinosicperosh.com.au, sa mojim prijateljem i trening partnerom Anthonyjem Peroshom. Oboje radimo kao treneri, pripremamo borce za mečeve i sami se natječemo u zadnje vrijeme.
Pobijedio sam na Warriors Realm LHW Superfight nokautiravši Roberta Travena, a Anthony je dobio Spartan HW titulu jer je submitao Matta Fokija.

Kada si se prvi put borio po MMA pravilima i protiv koga?

Moja prva prava MMA borba je bila 1997. na Australasian UFC, kasnije preimenovanom u Cage Combat 1. Moj protivnik je bio Matt Rocka kojega sam porazio nokautom. Borio sam se prije toga u amaterskim MMA borbama (udarci otvorenom šakom itd.)

Imaš 14 MMA borbi u svojoj karijeri. Koja je bila najteža do sada?

Svaka borba je teška na svoj način. Sve su imale mnogo pritisaka sa kojima sam se morao nositi unutar i izvan ringa. Svi borci su predstavljali teške izazove koje sam ja trebao savladati.

Jednom prilikom si rekao: “Prvi put kada sam vidio, znao sam da se želim boriti u UFC-u.”Opiši nam osjećaj ulaska u kavez po prvi put.

To je bilo strašno iskustvo. To je drugačije nego ulazak u ring. Prvi put kada čuješ da se vrata zatvaraju, to je sasvim drugačija spoznaja. Uzbuđujuće je i zastrašujuće istovremeno. Za mene je to bila inspiracija.


Rečeno je da treniraš Muay Thay samo jedan dan u tjednu. Znači da se osjećaš dovoljno sigurnim na nogama?

Prije je to bio slučaj, budući da sam radio puno radno vrijeme i nisam mogao trenirati Muay Thay koliko bih htio. Bio sam ograničen sa vremenom i morao sam podijeliti treninge između BJJ, hrvanja, Muay Thay i boksa i pored svega još raditi puno radno vrijeme. U to vrijeme, jednom tjedno je bilo sve vrijeme što sam mogao posvetiti Muay Thay-u. Sada ga prakticiram prije nego što se borim.

Nedavno si se borio protiv Roberta Travena u Australiji. Da li si zadovoljan svojim učinkom?

Bio sam zadovoljan, ali sam ipak osjetio da sam to mogao odraditi bolje. Učinio sam sve stvari zbog kojih sam trenirao, ali gledajući unatrag još uvijek mislim da sam to mogao napraviti bolje.

Da li se može živjeti od MMA borbi u Australiji? Što radiš kada se ne boriš? Da li imaš full-time posao?

Ne, nije moguće živjeti samo od MMA borbi. Prije sam radio cijelo radno vrijeme u IT industriji, no to sam ostavio da bih mogao u cijelosti voditi školu borilačkih sportova, www.sinosicperosh.com.au

Otvorio si klub sa Anthonyjem Peroshom. Da li možeš predstaviti Anthonyja i klub našim čitateljima u Hrvatskoj?

Anthony je također porijeklom iz Hrvatske. Upoznali smo se početkom 1996. i od tada smo prijatelji i sparing partneri. 2002. godine smo odlučili otvoriti školu borilačkih vještina. Podučavamo BJJ, Muay Thay, hrvanje, MMA, samoobranu i Jogu. Imamo satove za muškarce, žene i djecu.

Poput mene, Anthony je također nositelj crnog pojasa u BJJ i bori se u MMA. Trenutno je Spartan HW šampion. Možete pročitati više o Anthonyju na našim web stranicama.

Imaš li prijatelje Hrvate među MMA borcima?

Upoznao sam Štefana Leku, Mirka Filipovića i Pata Mileticha i sve ih smatram dobrim ljudima i prijateljima kada se vidimo. Zbog daljine ne održavam kontakt sa njima, već samo ako ih vidim na borilačkim priredbama.

Ako bi se susreo u ringu sa Cro Copom, koja bi ti bila strategija?

To je teško pitanje jer Mirko je vrlo talentirani borac.

Trebao bih stvarno detaljno pregledati njegove borbe da bih mogao napraviti dobru strategiju. Ovaj meč se najvjerojatnije neće dogoditi jer smo mi također u različitim težinskim kategorijama.

Da li si ikada bio u Hrvatskoj? Tvoje prezime ima korijene na otoku Korčuli. Da li planiraš posjetu uskoro?

Nisam bio u Hrvatskoj od djetinjstva, iako bih se volio ponovo vratiti. Moja majka se nedavno vratila iz posjete obitelji, no zbog posla i obveza tada je nisam mogao pratiti. Nadam se da ću imati mečeve u Europi i onda ću po povratku stati u Hrvatskoj.

Koji su ti planovi za budućnost?

Surađujem sa managerom koji ima kontakte u Japanu da mi sredi mečeve u PRIDE-u, Pancrase-u i drugim sličnim priredbama. Trenutno sam fokusiran na obučavanje učenika i istovremeno održavanje kvalitetne fizičke spreme.


Hvala vam za intervju i priliku da budem u kontaktu sa mojim Hrvatskim fanovima.

To mi je velika čast. Htio bih zahvaliti mojem trening partneru Anthoniju za njegovu stalnu motivaciju, svim mojim studentima za njihovu predanost treniranju i mojoj obitelji i prijateljima za razumijevanje. Također zahvaljujem mojim sponzorima, Fairtex, Musashi & Atama za njihovu dugotrajnu podršku.

Pozdrav,
Elvis Sinošić


1. Is this your first contact with Croatian media?
It is my first interview with Croatian media, though I did meet a journalist
from Croatia at the 2000 K-1 GP who was following Mirko Filipovic and Stefan
Leko.

2. So whats been going on lately with the King of Rock and Rumble?
Lately I have been running my Martial Arts school, www.sinosicperosh.com.au,
with my friend and training partner Anthony Perosh. Weve been teaching
regular classes, getting our fighters ready for matches, and both of us have
recently competed. I won the Warriors Realm LHW Superfight knocking out
Roberto Traven and Anthony won the Spartan HW Title submitting Matt Foki.

3. When did you first fight a MMA fight and against whom?
My first true MMA fight was back in 1997 at the Australasian UFC, later renamed
to Cage Combat 1. My opponant was Matt Rocka who I defeated via KO. I had
done amateur MMA previous (open hand strikes to the head etc).

4. You have over 14 MMA fights in your career? What was your toughest fight so far?
Each fight is tough in its own way. They all had many pressures that I had to
deal with both inside and outside the ring. All the fighters presented
difficult challenges that I needed to overcome.

5. You were quoted saying: «The first time I saw that, I knew I wanted to
fight MMA in UFC».
Describe to us the feeling of entering the octagon for the first time?

It was an amazing experience. Its different than stepping into a ring. The
first time you hear the gate click shut its a different realisation. Its
exciting and scarey at the same time. For me it was inspirational.

6. It has been said that you train only one day a week in Muai Thay. Is that correct?
Previously that was the case as I worked full time and was not able to train as
much Muay Thai as I would have liked. Things are different now and I can do
more.
Do you purposely devote more time to groundwork, or do you feel confident
enough on your feet?
It was a combination of several reasons. I was limited to when I could get to
training and had to divide training between, BJJ, wrestling, Muay Thai and
Boxing as well as working full time. At that time once a week was all I could
do, now I train more Muay Thai prior to a match.

7. You recently fought Roberto Traven in Australia. Were you happy with your performance?
I was happy, but I still felt the performance could have been better. The
result was as we had trained for it so I was happy in that regard. I did all
the things I trained for, but in hindsight I still feel I could have done them
better.

8. Can one make a living by fighting in MMA in Australia? What do you do
when youre not fighting? Do you have a full-time job?

No, it is not possible to make a living fighting MMA full time. Yes I have a
full time job, previously I worked full time in the IT Industry, though I
resigned from that to run a full time Martial Arts School,
www.sinosicperosh.com.au

9. You have opened up a club with Anthony Perosh. Can you introduce Anthony and the club to our Croatian readers?
Anthony and I met back at the start of 1996 and we have been friends and
training partners ever since. In 2002 we decided to open up a full time
training Martial Arts school. We teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai,
Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts, Self Defence, & Yoga. We have classes for Men,
Women and Children.
Like myself, Anthony is also a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Anthony also
fights in MMA, he is also currently the Spartan HW Champion. You can read more about Anthony on our website through his profile.

10. Do you have any Croatian friends among MMA fighters?
I have met Stefan Leko, Mirko Filipovic and Pat Miletich who I think are all
good people, and who I consider friends when I am around. Due to the distances
I dont maintain contact with them, only if I see them at a show.

11. If you were to meet Cro Cop in the ring, what strategies would you use?
That is a difficult question as Mirko is a very talented fighter. I would
really need to review his fights in more detail to make a strategy. This match
probably wouldnt happen as we are also in different wieght categories.

12. Have you ever been to Croatia? Many say your last name traces heritage to the island of Korcula. Do you plan on visiting any time soon?
I havent been to Croatia since I was a child, though I would like to return
again. My mother recently returned to visit her family, but due to work
committments at the time I was unable to attend. Hopefully I will get a match
in Europe and on my return make my way through Croatia.

13. What are your plans for the future?
I am looking at working with a Manager who has contacts in Japan to try and get matches in Pride, Pancrase and other similar shows over there. At the moment
my focus is to continue training my students while still keeping my skills
sharp.

Thank you for the interview and the chance to stay in touch with my Croatian
fans, it is a great honour. Id also like to thank my training partner Anthony
for his constant motivation, all my students for their dedication to training,
my family and friends for their understanding and my sponsors, Faritex, Musashi
& Atama for their continued support.