The press conference for this announcement was held at Sakuraba's gym in Japan, with Sakuraba in attendence(as seen on the home page of the www.dreamofficial.com
website). So it looks like he changed his mind. He's a warrior, so it doesn't surprise me. Plus they gave him an easy first round opponent, which probably had a lot to do with it. Nakahara is a Karate guy, making his MMA debut.
Gotcha! Thanks! Looks like there is no reason to worry about Saku until the second round, then!
Extreme Bias For:
Heath Herring-Josh Barnett-Roxy Modafferi-Kazushi Sakurauba-Murrillo Bustamante-Tatsuya Kawajiri-Megumi Fujii-Dan Henderson-Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria-Kazuyuki Fujita-Hideki Kadowaki