FEG Dynamite Press Conference

Saturday 18 October 2008

I just got back from the press conference. Not a lot of surprises, and no match ups are ready, but some fighters were presented.

This is of course the biggest day on the calendar for any MMA fan in Japan, and this year should be very good.

The only foreign fighter present was Joachim Hansen, who also took the opportunity to promote Simeon Thoresen's fight on Thursday.

Joachim brought what everyone there wanted, the belt.

Of the Japanese fighters, the question is really who was not there...

Anyway, here is the list of who were present:
Joachim Hansen
Hayato "Mach" Sakurai
Yuichi Nakanishi (DEEP Middleweight champ)
Kazushi Sakuraba
Shinya Aoki
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Mitsuhiro Ishida
Masakazu Imanari
Atsushi Yamamoto
Takeshi Yamazaki
Seichi Ikemoto (DEEP Welterweight Champ)
Kiyoshi Tamura
Yoshihiro Sato
Yasuhiro Kido
Kuniyoshi Hironaka

Yoshihiro Sato wanted a re-match with Masato, Tanigawa (K-1 event producer) said that it would be a fight he would like to see, but no promises could be made at the time.

FEG is negotiating with Fedor. Mirko Crocop and Hong Man Choi are also considered as participants.

Both Aoki and Sakuraba were jokingly challenged Akiyama.

Musashi had been celebrating his birthday, and admited that he was still a bit drunk. He seemed to enjoy center stage with Sakuraba.

Other than Crocop, Fedor and Hong Man Choi, they also mentioned "Kid", Masato, Funaki and Mousasi. Add Badr Hari to that (I feel he was confirmed at DREAM 6).

As I said, this will be a huge event. It is said to contain 15-20 fights both MMA and K-1 rule.


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