Satoshi “Ninja” Ishii?! Interested In Affliction Too
Satoshi Ishii is thinking about a nickname to have in U.S. fighting career. He himself wants “Kenshin” after Uesugi Kenshin but he asked a taxi driver in the U.S. if Kenshin is known and got no reaction. However, when he asked the driver what he thinks about ninja the driver said that it is very cool and stylish to be called that. So Ishii’s current plan is Satoshi “Ninja” Ishii but he isn’t 100% sure yet.
Ishii is moving to the U.S. at the end of February to start training with American Top Team. He is also planning to train in Brazil with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira as he was invited there by him at UFC 94. He also had some contact with LYOTO (or his father) while there, because of his Japanese origin or something.
And the most important news, Ishii is putting contract negotiations with the UFC on hold for now. As a professional he wants to hear the talk of various organizations. He especially mentioned Affliction and mentioned both Fedor and Sylvia. However, he said that right now the UFC is still the first candidate.