Ishii Vs. Yoshida Added! Yoshida Dojo Fighters Free

Satoshi Ishii vs. Hidehiko Yoshida has been added to the DREAM official website so everything should be signed and done. No word on the time or rules of the fight.

People who bought tickets to SRC 12 can either get their tickets transferred to a seat in Saitama or get their money back.

Former WVR director Kokuho revealed to NikkanSports today that all Yoshida Dojo fighters besides Yoshida (has one left fight in his contract) are currently free agents. Them returning to SRC next year is still a delicate situation.

  1. Rictor
    November 27, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Wonder if they will be open to negotiate with DREAM.

  2. November 27, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    nob: does yoshida still have appeal to japanese mainstream? is he still marketable? bc he didnt do much for sengoku

  3. bodychoke
    November 27, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    There seems to be quite the tension between Yoshida and WVR or Kokuho or something. Is there some known specific reason that I’ve missed?

    It seems to have started around the time when the NYE co-promotion negotiations were taking off, so I assume it’s either about business (Kokuho is released and the next day Yoshida vs Ishii is finally made official?) or Yoshida not wanting to work with DREAM/FEG or something.

  4. November 27, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Between Yoshida and Kokuho? Kokuho is the head of Yoshida’s management company.

  5. November 27, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    ovenj0ckey :

    nob: does yoshida still have appeal to japanese mainstream? is he still marketable? bc he didnt do much for sengoku

    If you compare interest of sengoku shows where fighters like yoshida, fujita participated and when they didn’t, there’s a difference. Many people still know who they are.

    With the right opponent they’ll draw interest.

  6. November 27, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Rictor :

    Wonder if they will be open to negotiate with DREAM.

    I don’t think Kokuho is a big fan of Tanigawa.

  7. Bill Maher
    November 27, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    There is always the possibility of Strikeforce. It sounds outlandish, but they have been gobbling up the Japanese scene.

  8. Rictor
    November 27, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    N.O.B. :

    Rictor :
    Wonder if they will be open to negotiate with DREAM.

    I don’t think Kokuho is a big fan of Tanigawa.

    Though the options are now limited. If they opt out of SRC and don’t want to negotiate with DREAM that leaves only UFC and Strikeforce with the first org having little interest and the second not giving as much money as the fighters would get in Japan.

  9. wentz
    November 27, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Rictor :

    N.O.B. :

    Rictor :
    Wonder if they will be open to negotiate with DREAM.

    I don’t think Kokuho is a big fan of Tanigawa.

    Though the options are now limited. If they opt out of SRC and don’t want to negotiate with DREAM that leaves only UFC and Strikeforce with the first org having little interest and the second not giving as much money as the fighters would get in Japan.

    In a related story, zuffa seems to be using the same model for zuffa that they used to ruin their father’s casino business (http://armed.vox.com/library/post/how-the-fertittas-ruined-their-fathers-business.html). Plus, no one with an option should ever sign with zuffa.

  10. bodychoke
    November 28, 2009 at 8:48 am

    N.O.B. :
    Between Yoshida and Kokuho? Kokuho is the head of Yoshida’s management company.

    Ah, I know Kokuho runs J-Rock but I never really paid attention to who are associated with it. Googling a little I see that they manage all kinds of athletes as well and not just fighters.

  11. gjs
    November 30, 2009 at 12:57 am

    wentz :

    Rictor :

    N.O.B. :

    Rictor :Wonder if they will be open to negotiate with DREAM.

    I don’t think Kokuho is a big fan of Tanigawa.

    Though the options are now limited. If they opt out of SRC and don’t want to negotiate with DREAM that leaves only UFC and Strikeforce with the first org having little interest and the second not giving as much money as the fighters would get in Japan.

    In a related story, zuffa seems to be using the same model for zuffa that they used to ruin their father’s casino business (http://armed.vox.com/library/post/how-the-fertittas-ruined-their-fathers-business.html). Plus, no one with an option should ever sign with zuffa.

    I don’t see the connection between Zuffa & the Casino’s approach. Zuffa doesn’t appear to be in massive debt, they have very little invested in Xyience & I’m not aware of them having a stake in Tapout Clothing as the article suggests.

    UFC are able to give a lot of fighters better deals than other companies due to their sheer size, though I doubt the J-Rock fighters would have any value in the US. Aside from Nakamura, Omigawa, Yoshida & Maximo are there other J-Rock guys that have fought in Sengoku?

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