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The UFC returns to Japan (sorta)

Okay, so the UFC isn’t planning on doing a show in Japan any time soon. I think it’ll be a while before they can show up there without Japanese fans throwing garbage at them and the Yakuza cutting off pinky fingers. But they’ve taken an important step in regaining a foothold in the land of the rising sun: they’re back on Japanese television station WOWOW. Sure, it’s not the kind of television you can pick up with a pair of rabbit ears. But it’s a nice step up from NOTHING, which is what the UFC had since their original deal with WOWOW expired several months ago.

The plan now is to catch the Japanese up on what they missed over the next two months, with new shows being aired starting in October. Is this the result of Lorenzo Fertitta having the time to iron everything out?