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SmackyBear 06-03-2012 10:18 AM

Report: DREAM is no more - ceases operations
 
http://mma-japan.com/index.php?optio...ream&Itemid=93

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DREAM is no longer a going business, we learned today from various people in the industry. Multiple sources have confirmed this with MMA-Japan. OF COURSE and I put this in bold print - YOU NEVER KNOW WITH THINGS IN JAPAN but more than one individual has told me the exact same thing.

Earlier, we reported that they had delayed their July event, possibly for the rest of the year. Now, we are being told that DREAM is no longer a going concern.

This will leave a plethora of Japanese fighters without a job and give OneFC the ability to scoop up a roster's worth of very talented fighters. Others may descend upon the USA to try out their ranks with Bellator and on the regional circuit.

Tis' a sad day in Japan.
Bummer if true. But like they say, hopefully it means One FC's roster just grows and they put on more shows.

LL 06-03-2012 10:49 AM

Shame.

Hopefully Bibiano, Aoki, Kawajiri, Takaya, and the rest of them make it into the UFC, would love to see Aoki choke out the Clay Guidas and Melvin Guillards.

_RIVAL_ 06-03-2012 11:20 AM

Please Dana sign Shinya for at least 3 fights...

I really would love to see how he fares against the best in the world so that his legacy can be cemented or broken...

Toxic 06-03-2012 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion (Post 1590675)
Shame.

Hopefully Bibiano, Aoki, Kawajiri, Takaya, and the rest of them make it into the UFC, would love to see Aoki choke out the Clay Guidas and Melvin Guillards.

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Originally Posted by _RIVAL_ (Post 1590681)
Please Dana sign Shinya for at least 3 fights...

I really would love to see how he fares against the best in the world so that his legacy can be cemented or broken...

I would bet that Clay Guida can shut Aoki down for 3 rounds.

That said, Dream is dead isn't news the only question I have is did they ever really live? I remember all the hope and faith everyone had when Dream was announce, I remember people rocking sigs that said "Pride" wasn't dead that it was all a "Dream". But honestly what has Dream done to really draw attention. I mean I am more addicted to MMA than most and Dream has put on not a single card that I planned on staying up to watch. I have come home put a card on and then stayed up but not once have I planned on staying up because I don't care. The only thing Dream has done that was must see was the Super Hulk tournament and that was must see for pure morbid curiosity.


If Dream is dead a handful of decent but not any great fighters will head to One FC or to the US and a bunch of people nobody cares about will be unemployed.

kantowrestler 06-03-2012 08:52 PM

Well OneFC did want to put on a fight card in Japan so this might be their chance. Otherwise I agree most of those fighters will probably head stateside. Just to tell you they did put on a few good fight cards.

Hennessy 06-12-2012 03:54 AM

yeah I think Bellator is going to pick up a few

kantowrestler 06-12-2012 05:46 PM

I'm sure their roster is going to go all over the place. Though most of the fighters have non-exclusive contracts so if they have contracts with other promotions they'll probably just stick with those. Like Mousasi was still Dream's champion but he also has a contract with Strikeforce so more then likely he'll stick with Strikeforce.

HitOrGetHit 06-12-2012 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Toxic (Post 1590796)
I would bet that Clay Guida can shut Aoki down for 3 rounds.

Agreed. Aoki is nowhere near a top lightweight.

mmawrestler 06-13-2012 06:26 AM

I acually stopped paying attention to DREAM after there first LW grand prix (which was super awesome). But they just didnt really do anything exiting. And I really slowed down paying attention to mma altogether.

kantowrestler 06-14-2012 12:52 AM

I don't think your overall attention to MMA should be based on Dream. Dream put together some good shows but I agree they failed to garner Pride attention. However it's still sad to see it go.


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