1/4 Sengoku - Antonio Silva removes any doubts, James Thompson returning to Japan?

Sunday 7 December 2008

A couple of interviews, and it looks like we can add a name to this event.

Antonio Silva has had a shadow over his name and doubts that he could compete in Japan after being suspened in the States. He answers this in an interview with Tatame.com:

Do you think fighting at Japan may be a problem in a possible return to the United States, after the suspension?

No way. We’ve closed with Japan because I’m a professional, I have family, I have a very high cost of living and, besides, I have to fight, be in evidence, and now recently I’ve made further examinations that did not accept, because it was in a particular laboratory, but we’ll do another examination, this time along with a police officer for the Commission of Florida, and will go to the common justice. I simply can’t be accused for something I haven’t done, this story is not over yet. I’m going forward with it and will be solved. I’ll do these fights in Japan until I fix this. They (Athletic Comission) are more flexible now, contacted Alex (Davis, manager of the fighter), saying that after the Armando Garcia’s leaving they don’t want confusion, they want to review the case. They know no one ever fought like I'm fighting for that because they were all guilty, but I’m not.

The rest of the interview is here.

And it looks like James Thompson will make a return to Japan, MMAJunkie.com has had an interview with his manager, Ken Pavia, where he confirms that "It's just a matter of opponents". So hopefully we get to see both these fighters on the Sengoku NYE card (Jan. 4).

The full interview here.


Anonymous,  7 December 2008 at 05:57  

"They know no one ever fought like I'm fighting for that because they were all guilty, but I’m not."

This is called bullshit in english.

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