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Don’t cry for DREAM

BE’s Kid Nate laments the potential death of DREAM after hearing the disappointing ratings for Friday’s show:

American fans may not care or may even celebrate a jingoistic triumph of the collapse of Japanese MMA, but those of us with memories remember that Japanese fans kept the sport alive and growing ten years ago when American authorities and cable companies nearly succeeded in driving the sport into the ground.

No jingo here, but if that was it (and after Dynamite!!, it could be)) then DREAM got what it deserved. I’ve seen third world countries led by ruthless despots that are better run than this stupid company.

They have absolutely no system to bring in new talent, no idea how to turn existing popularity into proper stardom, and they book the same crop of meh fighters in some of the dumbest fights in the history of the universe. They continuously sketch out on fighters, switch opponents and cancel fights last second, and don’t even pay people half the time. Calling them a sports organization is a pretty big stretch.

So why should we shed a tear for an organization like this? Better to pray the plug gets pulled now so maybe someone else can eventually step into the vacuum and do something right. Anything right. Because past some slick graphic design and video packages, DREAM sucks.

  • Simco says:

    Speaking for myself – and I imagine others – if you have the fighters we liked five years ago, we’re going to blindly want you to succeed regardless of how awful you may be at…everything.

  • Blackula Jonez says:

    brutal but the truth

  • Reverend Clint says:

    these guys are like AIG in their ineptitude.. except they are not too big to fail.

  • Márcio says:

    The problem is that if DREAM goes down theres no one to take it’s place, Sengoku is also strugling, a merger beteween DREAM and Sengoku would be the wise thing to do, they could cut costs and with the combination of talent could end up with some solid rosters, mainly in the lighter weight divisions, unfortunately I can’t see that happening.

  • maafaka says:

    Thing is : SENGOKU who’s betting on bringin in new talents and are suppose to ( badly) pay their fifghters SUCKS TOO…

  • Reverend Clint says:

    JAPAN SUCKS nuff said

  • SST says:

    Another Zuffa fanboy post, but now he’s not signing in under his name. Come up with some original content and stop cut and pasting posts from BE!

  • subo says:

    I like it when you blog.

    SST – I cut and paste from HERE and then whore us like hell on BE.

  • aaronb says:

    Surely this faggy hack job is Subo’s handywork?

    How can you not appreciate the visual mastery of Dream in HD? How can you not appreciate the pageantry? How can you root for one less place for fighters to pick up a paycheck?

    I’m honestly starting to think you don’t ACTUALLY LIKE MMA? You just have some kind of “single white female” obsession with all things Dana White.

    Elton John driving Liberace’s Cadillac and wearing Michael Jackson’s one shiny glove thinks you need to tone down your gayness.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    if you look at the author you can figure it out but maybe thats too hard for you

  • aaronb says:

    Author says Fightlinker

    Is that a person?

  • Reverend Clint says:


  • mmariusp says:


    I can fix it for you: