Dynamite!! 2009! Second Press Conference Part 2
FEG president Tanigawa thinks that Fujita is at Marco Ruas place for training right now. They couldn’t contact him but he called during the press conference and said that he’ll fight Alistair Overeem (he was offered Overeem and Le Banner).
4 or 5 more fights will be announced. Tanigawa says that there might be one more SRC vs. DREAM fight but depending on the situation, as many as up to 4 more versus fights could be booked. They mentioned a lot of possible fighters for the last fights, Sakuraba, Tamura, Misaki, Hirota, Yokota, Watanabe, Manhoef, Mousasi, Aoki, Kawajiri, possible MAX fight. From their talk it feels like there will be more than one additional SRC vs. DREAM fight. Expect the rest of the card by the end of this week or next week.
WVR Inemura wants fights for Misaki, Hirota, and Yokota. Tanigawa has even more fighters (as written above) that he wants to include and said that he wants to announce the fights soon so that Inemura doesn’t get angry.
KID vs. Kanehara will be fought at 63 kg, and Takaya vs. Omigawa and Tokoro vs. Sandro at 64 kg (DREAM’s FW division is 63 kg and SENGOKU’s 65 kg). Shibata vs. Izumi will probably be an open-weight fight.
KID originally wanted to rematch Bibiano Fernandez on NYE. However, Bibiano got injured so he gave up hopes for that fight. Since it was announced that DREAM and SRC were going to have fights between each other KID then appealed for a fight with SRC’s champion. Both were quite respectful to each other but they are clearly aiming for the win.
KID did not travel abroad to train (as he had planned originally) but went to Izu in Japan (a lot of mountains, etc.). When asked about his divorce it was clear that KID wants to get back together with his ex-wife. It doesn’t look like his ex-wife wants that right now though. She wrote about how she became a terrible woman while being married to KID not long ago (there were allegations of them smoking weed in front of their little kids around a year ago).
Gono and Sakurai have known each other for years now. Sakurai said that he’s not an homosexual person, but he and Gono usually do things like date, look at clothes, and eat food. However, besides having know each other for a long time, both announced that they would hurt the other one badly in the fight.
Shibata was very excited at the press conference and Izumi said that he wants to use his judo heavily in this fight.
Omigawa is currently in the middle of a training camp somewhere. He is very honored to be able fight Takaya and he announced that NYE will be the final episode of “Michihiro Omigawa Kusottare (shithead, what he said after the Davis fight) 2009”.