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These guys are just fucking insane

If you thought Dave Meltzer’s article detailing the fucked up Japanese scene was good, wait to you check out Zach Arnold’s novella on the subject. I’ve given up on giving a shit about anything that happens in the Japanese MMA scene … caring about the sketchy stuff they do would be like getting up in arms every time something in Iraq explodes. At this point it’s just way too old hat and I just preface any article about Japan as “These guys are just fucking insane”.

18 COMMENTS
  • matt (tapout name shitstain) says:

    I just read meltzers top ten tv rated mma fights in japanese history. Phack that is some terrible shit. 54 mill tuned in to watch bob sapp.

  • márcio says:

    What’s up with the American bloggers and “journalists” giving all this shit to Japanese mma? Pride is dead, but the name alone still scares allot of people. Maybe that’s because the UFC hasn’t done shit to improve the talent rooster of their organization even with the acquisition of Pride.
    The only weight division that is truly stacked with really good fighters is the 205. Except that all the other divisions have two or three good fighters and all the rest of the rooster is composed either of TUF fighters or Dana’s “friends”.
    I’m still waiting to see the UFC one event of the calibre of any of Pride’s Grand Prix Finals in the meantime put up or shut up.

  • It has less to do with the events themselves but rather how the organizations are run. The head of K1 was put in jail for tax evasion and money laundering. The head of PRIDE was found hung in his shower under uber-sketch circumstances. Tales of Yakuza interference, threatening promoters, officials, fighters, etc. Tales of referee corruption, attempts to bribe fighters to change outcomes, last second weight class demands and switches.

  • márcio says:

    Yeah… I know what you mean, I’m all for a clean sport as much as anyone else, but this shit is daily event now, an article will pop-up trashing Japanese mma.
    The best fights I’ve ever seen were fought in Pride, and that goes along way for me, its pretty obvious that the UFC is the top dog right now… but come on, don’t keep kicking the head of a downed opponent!
    One thing has to be said about Pride, most of the fighters that fought there have nothing but positive things to say about that organization, as for the UFC, it is now the top organization and still there’s lots of great fighters that are not there and some that don’t even want to be.

  • Xavier says:

    That’s because Japanese MMA is trash. Steroid trash. Amphetamine trash. Worked trash. Freak show trash. Pride trash. Yakuza trash. Trash trash.

  • márcio says:

    Whatever man, still they had the best fighters and the best fights. Sleep on that UFC fan boy.

  • Classic Pride vs UFC fan argument

    Pride Fan: Why don’t you like it?
    UFC Fan: Because it’s crooked as hell
    Pride Fan: Well it’s still better.
    UFC Fan: Argh!
    Arguments ensue.

  • http://www.fightopinion.com/2007/12/21/my-personal-outlook-on-the-japanese-mma-scene/ THis is EXACTLY i can understand why Dana does want to get into the cross promotion business. Too many things are juggled that affect the UFC’s bottomline. If M1 made a bunch of dumb moves for their co-promotion it could completely screw the UFC just like what happened in above mentioned articles.

    I think the UFC is smart to keep everything in-house.

  • Oy effing – typos suck here’s what I meant to say…

    http://www.fightopinion.com/2007/12/21/my-personal-outlook-on-the-japanese-mma-scene/ THis is EXACTLY why i can understand why Dana does NOT want to get into the cross promotion business. Too many things are juggled by othre lame companies that affect the UFC’s bottomline and their ability to give us great fights on a regular basis. If M1 made a bunch of dumb moves for their co-promotion it could completely screw the UFC just like what happened in above mentioned articles.

    I think the UFC is smart to keep everything in-house.

  • Xavier says:

    “Whatever man, still they had the best fighters and the best fights. Sleep on that UFC fan boy.”

    Yeah, we’re lucky that the UFC stole Cheick Kongo and Forrest Griffin from Pride.

  • umm says:

    We’d all be so much better off if Zach Arnold got over his Meltzer envy and got on with his life.

  • Matto says:

    Whatever happens, I just hope Takada has another chance to pound on a big drum in a loin cloth.

    Mmmm loin cloth.

  • koolpaw says:

    “Tradition” , i didnt know the word “tradition” in Enflish is used for events which have been held ONLY 4 or 5 years.

    =P

  • Matto says:

    Ahh, Enflish. Such a beautiful, musical tongue. Bob Sapp is fluent in it.

  • márcio says:

    10Xavier
    “Yeah, we’re lucky that the UFC stole Cheick Kongo and Forrest Griffin from Pride.”

    Nope, just for Anderson Silva and Rampage… two guys that came out and virtually destroyed the UFC champions.

  • Xavier says:

    Yeah, because the UFC didn’t grab Anderson Silva from Cage Rage and because they didn’t grab up Jackson from the World Fighting Alliance. Goof.

  • márcio says:

    Duh, but they fought in Pride and didn’t make it to the top in the organization. Way easier to get to the top of the UFC though.
    Let’s see when Minotauro submits Silva, what’s your excuse going to be for having three champions that came from Pride.
    The power of denial can only get you so far.

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