Originally Posted by The_Senator
Which also means that if he wins, his next fight will also happen in Japan and what if he advances to the final? Is California-based organization going to organize the show in Japan instead of Cali just because of Barnett? Sounds ridiculous. And if he wins the tournament, it'll be more ridiculous, how can you promote this kind of champion?
Well, have a StrikeForce event in Japan, and then later co-promote with DREAM and have him fight under the DREAM banner but the rules of the match are still for the tournament. And if he makes it to the finals, then another Strikeforce event in Japan. The tournament is practically in a span of a year so its doable I think. so SF > DREAM > SF or SF > DREAM > K-1. They have K-1 qualification matches in a DREAM event and vice versa so its not unusual. They are just ducking places where he failed drug tests and are looking around for places that will let him fight with or without a drug test, so sad.