Goddamn does DREAM ever suck at setting up fights properly. Word’s been getting around all over the place that Mirko CroCop is going to be fighting Jerome LeBanner at DREAM.4. Not so fast, says Jerome’s management:
Today’s situation: K1 offered a title fight vs Schilt at K1 Japan in June (K1 rules) and a fight vs CC at Dream in JULY (not June) under MMA rules. JLB is interested by both fights. We are in discussion/negotiation right now, so none of these two fights are signed nor officials. Maybe JLB will fight these 2 fights, maybe 1, maybe 0… It has to be determined by our negotiation.
And lets not forget DREAM announcing Frank Trigg vs Jacare for their middleweight tournament, and then Trigg saying “uuuuuuh no”:
They made the announcement that I was going to fight Jacare. Actually I was getting Jacare ready for the fight while he was at Xtreme Couture and my manager Ricco Chiporelli actually helped his manager do the contract negotiations. It was kind of weird that they were announcing that I was going to fight Jacare when we were helping him get ready to get in the tournament. It was just a secondary thought about me going into it.
Last but not least, there’s also the issues of Shinya Aoki stating he didn’t want to fight in the next round of the lightweight tournament, and Sakuraba saying he didn’t want to participate in the middleweight tournament at all. Overall, DREAM has been a complete clusterfuck when it comes to bookings – they can’t seem to pull anything together without some kind of drama or other. But hey, who needs to do their jobs properly when they can just badmouth fighters:
SASAHARA producer said
“Frank said OK about this card”
“But He announced out ,this was onside announce”
“He demanded fightmoney UP”
So,in japanese fans believe Frank is greed, chickin,and lier……..
Also, do you guys think I’m too far off in thinking the Aoki fight was turfed to the opening slot because Aoki dared to defy his DREAM masters?