Fighting Mixed Combative 1! Catastrophy
A catastrophic event took place this past Sunday in Seoul where only three of ten scheduled main fights took place. Seven of the ten Japanese fighters did not walk out at the opening ceremony of the event. There seems to have been some money issues before the event so the seven fighters decided to pull out in the last minute.
I don’t know if FMC didn’t pay some amount that they should’ve before the event, or if the Japanese fighters asked for more money. It seems that FMC offered the money backstage but the fighters still didn’t want to fight. FMC then offered some extra money but by then some of the fighters had already left.
I’m not sure about any of this. I hope there is something on this on a Japanese site soon so I can understand what happened better (who knows which version is true though).
Fight Videos (spoilers below): two out of the three fights
Anyway, in the three main card fights that happened, Naoki Matsushita defeated Jang Yong Kim, who got really careless, by TKO, Kosuto Umeda defeated Du Jae Jong by TKO (injury), and Hiroshi Nakamura defeated Jong Man Kim, who broke four fingers in the fight but fought on since it was the main event, by decision.