For a while after Pride died, there was something of a drought when it came to tournaments. But now with shit in Japan back in high gear and numerous promotions in America reaching compromises with athletic commissions, the tournament format is back in a big way. It’s almost to the point now where I’m kinda sick and tired of that shit. And now … another tournament.
SportsNavi has an article today on Sengoku plans to hold a Lightweight tournament on August 23. From the article it looks like it will be a 8-man 1-day tournament. The winner will fight Takanori Gomi for the Sengoku title. I would have liked to see Gomi in the tournament, but guess he has way too much influence for that.
The thing that pisses me off is that the only org that really needs to do a lightweight tournament is the UFC, and they’re not about to fucking do it any time soon.