Gomi To America And…! August Japanese MMA Magazines

The covers and content of August Japanese MMA magazine issues have been released. Satoshi Ishii is on the cover of all three big MMA magazines Kamipro, Gong Kakutogi, and Kakutougi Tsushin.


There’s a Takanori Gomi interview in the Gonkaku magazine and it says that his next stages are America and…Vale Tudo Japan.

A segment on Hatsu Hioki says that he’s in Boston training with number 1 Lightweight contender in the UFC, Kenny Florian.

Masato says that whatever Kawajiri brings, it’s no problem/it won’t matter. Kawajiri says that Masato will taste the scariness of MMA fighters.

Ishii: “There are many fighters in SENGOKU right now for me to be able to grow”.

KID: “I want to challenge the Featherweight champion. A K-1 challenge is also interesting”.

  1. kawa'sboytoy
    June 22, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Gomi will wipe out UFC LW division, come back to Japan and get his ass kicked by Kawajiri. Making Kawajiri #1. Mwahahahaha.

  2. Anonymous
    June 22, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Kenny Florian: total scab.

    By the way, ufc is the name of an mma event. It thus cannot have divisions. Even zuffa, the actual promoter, doesn’t have divisions. They have no internal rankings template.

    Let’s hope Gomi thinks better than signing with zuffa, but he’s sort of discredited now so it doesn’t matter.

  3. whom
    June 22, 2009 at 8:06 am

    The cover of Gong is the best of the three. I like the angry bear.

    KID vs. Featherweight champion on NYE? That could be kind of cool.

  4. June 22, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Kid will prolly fight some one at Dream.11, to help solidify why he will get a title shot at Dynamite (all this ofcourse is me guessing)

    as far as Gomi going to American, it prolly simply means he is fighting at Affliction. they already had him signed to fight Cooper but that fell through. So Gomi will probably still fight on the card. he didn meant UFC, because he said he is fighting at Vale Tudo Japan after and we know UFC wouldnt allow him to do that.

    i hope after Vale Tudo Japan Gomi fights in Dream.

  5. kawa'sboytoy
    June 22, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Oh yeah, I checked Florian’s twitter. He says Hioki’s a beast! Meaning, he probably kicked Florian’s ass during sparring session. This is good news to hear with the upcoming tourney finals. Hioki will be Sengoku FWGP Champ. Bet the house on it!!!

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