Below is a translated version of the radio interview with Badr Hari’s “advisor” and Remy Bonjasky. Thanks to the fansofk1.com website for providing the transcript.
At 3:30 min they start talking about the badr hari situation
Host : How do you become the personal adviser of badr hari
3:30 Min : badrs adviser says …. my wife asked me the same .
first im a mental coach for soccer players and other top athleets
Badr hari came to me i asked him what do you want me to do for you he asked me if i can help him with his image and how to deal with his carreer.
Badr is a guy from the streets he was a young young boy wen he became famous ..he wanted me to guide him tru the proffesional side of his carreer
he really wanted to change he was open to me and vulnerable
first thing i told him we should let the people know who the real badr hari is duc i dont know you .
Their showing sum footage of him being harresd by the boys in blue.
Badr,s mental coach is saying look the footage you just saw ..it leaves the impression like he is being arrested or picked up by the cops ..While in reallity he was just driving tru amsterdam. i dont wanna put a stigmata but we all know driving in amsterdam with a nice care and being marrocan is a Magnet for the cops ..he is telling when you are marrocan or dutch with a different background you wil be pulled to the side more often
Badr adviser ..Directs people to a movie that was made about overeem by dirk baaiens he is telling people to watch it cus it gives a clear picture of who badr is …badr was talking about a storm in his head …
Lets not forget badr is a young boy 28 years old and everybody makes mistakes everybody goth ups and downs ..his excist of conflicts and such .
Host : Remy how many times have you stooth in the ring against badr.
Bonjasky: i have fought him twice and i won both fights ..
Host: what kind of boy is he in the ring
Bonjasky: he is a real tallent a Good kickboxer lots of tallent we are both great fighters its just because of his emotiens he goes to farr and dus stupid things its a pitty cus he is a great fighter one of the best .
Host: we are looking at sum footage of a fight that became conteversial
Bonjaskt: yes it baceme conteversial because he goth disqalified and it was a pitty for him and for me ..he kicked me when the reff said break and in kickboxing when a oponent falls you stop specially if the reff said break.
Host: Do you think he dus not know how to control him self or stop .
Bonjasky: i dont know i dont know him that well out-side of the ring i just concentrate on him in the ring cus thats important to me what he dus outside of the ring ..aint really my concern.
Host : to badrs adviser For you it is important what he dus outside of the ring he came to your doorstep 2 years a go .. We are 2 years further now and he is a Suspect in 2 assault cases now ..
Badr,s Adviser : The way remy behaves badr should behave like that to i had a lott of discusions with badr about that he needs to talk like a pro athleet also when he talks about his sport . Also after what happend in the fight agains remy „ i told him you need to appoligise for that to him and to the fans and for the sport .. he did that after lots of conversasions with him ..and he stil did not want to do it . Because for his culture its weak to do such a thing saying you are sorry ..So i explained to him it takes a bigger man to admit your mistakes and it wil make you stronger .. badr is a real sensitve sweet man but he also is real emotienal and explosive and i think the andereline of fighting and his caracter is the difficult thing for him to controle
Host : to adviser the 2 cases that are presented against him how do you think about that adviser says i dont have a opinion on that because its not on me to make a judgement on that we goth a justice system and the court for that ..i just keep bussy with trying to guide this man as good as possible he wants to be a role model for his culture his people and his youth for the kids .
Host : but these kind of clames and cases dont really help him with that ..lets look at sum footage of the ministry .
footage : badr hari is a suspect in 2 assault cases both people press charges
Host : you was there with badr at the event sensation
badrs adviser: those events are hectic and those fighters ere real populair people wil pull you jump on you man and woman ..sumtimes they want to fight you ..
Bonjasky: yeah sumtimes when people are drunk they will pull your clothes sumstimes they wanna sparr with you .. But me personally just talk to them and if i dont feel like it ill say sum other time i dont have that mutch time right now ..i never fellt the need to be aggresive .
Host: to badr,s adviser what do you advice him know what should he do ..
badrs adviser : only thing i can say is speak the truth be open and tell them how it is and what you know .
Host: do you still have contact with him ..
badrs adviser: yes of course everyday i spoke to him today and yesterday
Host: how is he doing now
badrs adviser: well he is pretty broken emotienly keep in mind he is being put under a loop .. cus he is famous he has a relation with a famous dutch celibirty plus he is marrocan and yes im saying this cus we need to stop with this type of stigmata
host : do you think he is innocent
badrs adviser: i cant say anything about that what i do feel is sympathie for the man because the man was judged before he was even heard by the police .He wants to be a exapmle and role model for the youth and he can be just that ..But its not easy being badr hari .and i will do me best to help him with that .
END i hope the translation was good enuff