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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.

  1. Minowa
    August 18, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Seven fights canceled on their debut event?!!!
    They are finished…

  2. BM2
    August 18, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Wow. That has got to suck for the spectators. Seven fights dropped out,and all the home town fighters lost…

  3. August 18, 2009 at 7:58 am

    I haven’t found anything on this on Japan’s big MMA sites. You would think when 7 of a country’s fighters pull out in an event in another country, there would be something on it.

    If the Japanese fighters just said they wanted more money before the event (which is rumored), it’s really sad.

  4. whomever
    August 18, 2009 at 8:17 am

    That’s a real shame. Major props should be given to the fights who decided to fight anyway, and especially Jong Man Kim.

    I hope this doesn’t jeopardize Aleksandr Emelianenko’s fight in September.

  5. TOM
    August 18, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    LOL. I’m sure Emilianenko can’t wait.

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