New Years Eve 2009! Thoughts
It’s quite clear now that something will happen on NYE. I think the likely scenario that has happened is that WVR with Ishii couldn’t get a deal for his NYE fight, so Don Quijote, main sponsor of SENGOKU, jumped ship to FEG. That’s how simple it might be. However, there are some questions on my mind.
Will SENGOKU minus Don Quijote continue after this but be a smaller event? What will J-Rock (management company of Yoshida, Nakamura, etc., a lot of the J-Rock people are WVR staff) do?
Did WVR really have no idea that Don Quijote would jump ship when they entered the new Martial Arts Federation and did other such things? Or are WVR staff also following to FEG?
If only Don Quijote jumped ship, can Yoshida vs. Ishii happen at Dynamite!! just like that without any talk/agreement with WVR?
Will Don Quijote continue supporting the small organizations in Japan? Pancrase would probably be dead now without Don Quijote’s help.
Real Sports wrote an article yesterday that Masato’s retirement might be a lie and that there will be a “retirement withdrawal angle” at some point. Masato not having fought Petrosyan before retiring is a good excuse for him coming back. Also, Masato announced his retirement on April 1st this year.
It makes you wonder about Japanese MMA and how much is true. Is Petrosyan really injured? They said that Mousasi got injured before the Super Hulk semifinals, but some people said that he didn’t participate because of money issues.