K-1 + DREAM…+ SRC On NYE?! Both Sides Deny
It’s no secret anymore that there is talk between FEG (K-1, K-1 MAX, DREAM), RE (old PRIDE staff part of DREAM), and WVR (SRC) to hold their NYE events together. WVR haven’t been able to secure a TV deal for NYE despite having the biggest or second biggest fight of the night, so holding a big NYE event together is currently in the works (maybe already completed).
Tokyo Sports, a hit or miss newspaper, reports about it today (picture above). They’re writing that the event including all three organizations will take place at the Saitama Super Arena. So the fights WVR had planned for Ariake Colosseum will take place in Saitama Super Arena instead and TBS will most likely broadcast them together with the FEG/RE (Dynamite!!) fights. There will probably be some mixed fights if it happens as well, Sanae Kikuta called out Kiyoshi Tamura not too long ago.
Apparently, the president of Don Quijote, WVR’s main sponsor, and FEG president Tanigawa have since October had numerous ultra secret meetings. They might have come to an agreement on November 6th.
Both Tanigawa and WVR PR Kokuho have denied this, though I wouldn’t take their word for it. It’s not like they would confirm it before a big press conference, which you shouldn’t be surprised to see happen sometime next week.