Pro Elite & Dream Announce Partnership - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
Japanese MMA Discuss Japanese MMA in here, such as DREAM, Shooto, and World Victory Road and any other Japanese MMA federation.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
Photobucket
 
N1™'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bergen, Norway
Posts: 4,642
                     
Pro Elite & Dream Announce Partnership

Quote:
At a pre-fight press conference held on Saturday in Japan for Sunday’s DREAM.3, officials from both Dream and ProElite, Inc. announced a working relationship between the two promotions that will include sharing of fighters and referees, as well as co-promoted shows in the future.



“In the last year ProElite and EliteXC and other brands have made a lot of progress, and some of our progress is due in part to our relationship with FEG and now with Dream,” said ProElite executive William Kelly. “We are sharing fighters. We are sharing referees. We intend to do co-promotions with Dream both in Japan and in the U.S.”



Kelly also mentioned possibly taking co-promoted shows between Dream and EliteXC to places like England and Korea in the future. He commented on the strong relationship between ProElite and television giants CBS and Showtime, and indicated that they will work to present EliteXC and Dream co-promoted shows on the networks.



ProElite also announced the intention of opening offices in Japan, with the hopes of putting on an EliteXC show there at some point in the future.



On the current Dream card set to take place on Sunday, two EliteXC fighters are already competing, as Nick Diaz faces Katsuya Inoue and Eddie Alvarez squares off in the second round of the lightweight Grand Prix against Joachim Hansen.



ProElite executive and former ICON Sport owner T. Jay Thompson also mentioned names like Kimbo Slice, Jake Shields, Robbie Lawler, and Jason Miller as other U.S. stars that the promotion would like to introduce to Japanese fans in the future.



DREAM.3 takes place on May 11 and will broadcast live in the United States on HDNet.

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...6248&zoneid=13


Kovalev - Golovkin
N1™ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 05:03 PM
Banned
 
bbjd7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Montclair, NJ
Posts: 11,605
Blog Entries: 3
                     
DIDA IN THE USA! DIDA ON SHOWTIME! DIDA ON CBS!

I'm not sure if I can process this news.

I'm happy about this news this is really exciting. Kimbo getting KO'd by Mirko on CBS. JZ in the USA again. Jake Shields in Japan this is huge IMO.

Big deal for MMA with Affliction and this new partnership .
bbjd7 is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 06:00 PM
Super Heavyweight
 
jasvll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,104
                     
Last I heard, Diaz was moved to the DREAM event after next.

Still good news for DREAM and Pro Elite, though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Rogan
That longing to return to the retarded past can only be born of some collective, subconscious, internal desire to try to turn back the clock on humanity and halt our obvious progression towards the inevitable zombie apocalypse of 2012.
jasvll is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 06:58 PM
Banned
 
bbjd7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Montclair, NJ
Posts: 11,605
Blog Entries: 3
                     
jasvil he weighed in at Dream 3 so I think he's fighting where'd you hear that?
bbjd7 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 07:00 PM
-I came|I saw|I failed-
 
plazzman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The plazzVan
Posts: 9,734
Blog Entries: 3
                     
www.mmaoverdrive.com

He was pulled from the card by Shaw.

This is huge f*ckin news though!
plazzman is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 07:25 PM
Flyweight
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: LA
Posts: 365
   
no no, im pretty sure nick diaz is still fighting at dream 3.

Getting the gears in motion for the Tomaz Drawl Bandwagon!
loller90278 is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 07:26 PM
:|.Pie.|:
 
ZeroPRIDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,859
                     
Yea this is pretty good news. All in the effort to make MMA better. Not including UFC.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NotDylan View Post
****en asd
ZeroPRIDE is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 08:02 PM
Banned
 
bbjd7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Montclair, NJ
Posts: 11,605
Blog Entries: 3
                     
Plazz he just weighed in today are you sure.
bbjd7 is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 08:16 PM
-I came|I saw|I failed-
 
plazzman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The plazzVan
Posts: 9,734
Blog Entries: 3
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbjd7 View Post
Plazz he just weighed in today are you sure.
http://dreamofficial.com/news/detail.php?id=1210426451

I guess he's still fighting then...
plazzman is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 08:31 PM
-NOW YOU SLEEP-

 
_RIVAL_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cal-State South Annex
Posts: 10,893
                     
This is going to make for some great fights.
_RIVAL_ is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome