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Oh, Yeah: DREAM.14 Airs Late Tonight on HDNet (3 a.m. ET/midnight PT)


(A motivated Sakuraba is a dangerous Sakuraba. That doesn’t apply here, obviously, but I’m just saying. Check out more DREAM.14 weigh-in photos at dreamofficial.com.)

We haven’t given this event much play because, let’s face it, none of these fights really amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Nick Diaz is probably going to chew up Hayato Sakurai, who has been stopped in his last two outings. Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Ralek Gracie is a sideshow, even if it’s one with a historic hook. (Minowaman vs. random fat-guy Imani Lee is just a sideshow, period.) Kid Yamamoto is facing a middling prospect, while Joachim Hansen — who’s riding his own two-fight losing streak — will look for his first win at featherweight. The only real questions are: 1) How good will Diaz look? and 2) Will Saku add another beating to his highlight reel? Still, if you happen to have HDNet and DVR service (or insomnia), it’s better than nothing. Weigh-in results are below. Come back tomorrow for complete results and selected fight videos.

8. WW: Nick Diaz 76.0kg vs. Hayato "Mach" Sakurai 76.5kg
7. 88kg Catchweight: Kazushi Sakuraba 86.5kg vs. Ralek Gracie 87.4kg
6. FW: Hiroyuki Takaya 65.0kg vs. Joachim Hansen 65.0kg
5. FW: Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto 59.8kg vs. Federico "Kiko" Lopez 62.0 kg* (Lopez came in way over the fight’s 60kg limit; he will be given time to lose the weight this afternoon.)
4. FW: Hideo Tokoro 63.0kg vs. Akiyo "Wicky" Nishiura 62.8kg
3. FW: Kazuyuki Miyata 64.2kg vs. Takafumi Otsuka 64.4kg
2. FW: Yoshiro Maeda 60.7kg vs. Kenji Osawa 61.0kg
1. Openweight: Minowaman 88kg vs. Imani Lee 150kg

After the jump: Diaz explains why he’s the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.



(Props: YouTube.com/DREAM)

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fatbellyfrank- May 29, 2010 at 4:45 am
And whatever happened to UFCFan?
Cosmin- May 29, 2010 at 4:02 am
What. Happened. In the Sakuraba fight?

I couldn't believe that ref.
Yakuza will be putting him to sleep with the fishes tonight.
ReX13- May 28, 2010 at 6:21 pm
Tai-Pan>> i remember. Both 831 father and son have disappeared lately....
Tai-Pan- May 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm
I know no one will read this but PortlandMMA and justscrapping are talking about two different people. 513 who makes those Shamrock "jokes" and 831SON or something close to that who was some constantly angry poster who sometimes made alot of sense. He was before your time justscrappin. So much useless fucking knowledge.
T.Bone- May 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm
sakuraba vs. ralek's jaw
MoTropolis- May 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm
This is exactly the problem with Saku's camp. If you let him get his face painted BEFORE the fight, what motivation does he have to go out there and win? Its called a reward system, implement it.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm
I DREAM of the days when I gave two shits about the Japanese MMA scene... those were great days... such beautiful violence... such wonderful soccer-kickings... ssssiiiiiiggggghhhhhhhhhhhh...
glassjawsh- May 28, 2010 at 11:10 am
when was the last time saku weighed more than his opponent? ever?
justscrappin- May 28, 2010 at 10:26 am
It's not fair referencing youtube...it's like a breeding ground for the hottest upcoming talent...and Dan Quinn.
justscrappin- May 28, 2010 at 10:19 am
He did provide us with some golden shamrock comments though. Like at first he was lame...then he became pretty funny...I think he might be about 14 and a half minutes into his trolling lifespan though.
PortlandMMA- May 28, 2010 at 10:18 am
In all seriousness though, it will just be me and Cap Locks just chilling making some gluten free muffins (he's got Celiac disease), watching some John Hughes movies and practicing for the upcoming XARM tourney coming to town. Oh and by the way the only way you can top that is by going to youtube and typing in "teen witch top that." Bitches mad flow can't be topped.
PortlandMMA- May 28, 2010 at 10:12 am
LOL @ justscrappin, Dammit I knew 503son didn't sound right. Where the fuck is that guy? I actually miss his ADHD/anger fueled diatribes. I'm guessing his Grandma stopped paying for the internet in the basement.
justscrappin- May 28, 2010 at 10:11 am
Oh I almost forgot....OG Kush....and a volcano vaporizer....I have glaucoma...I swear.
Shaky- May 28, 2010 at 10:05 am
...oh..that sounds fun
justscrappin- May 28, 2010 at 10:02 am
Shows how well you know your friends Portland...his name is 513...and his Shamrock love is epic. You would know that if you cared though. Also, fyi...we have all the caffeinated beverages your heart desires in our lair of fun....and a velvet portrait of Dan Severn....top that bitch.

p.s. also on the horizon.....2 initials and one word....o.v. splits. game. set. match.
PortlandMMA- May 28, 2010 at 9:58 am
I don't give a eff, me, caps lock hal and 503son are going to chill in the man cave and slam some O'douls anyways.
justscrappin- May 28, 2010 at 9:57 am
Shaky...I don't mind being sloppy seconds.... I KNOW HOW YOU LIKE IT SLOPPY! Loosemeat sandwich anyone?
Shaky- May 28, 2010 at 9:54 am
Ouch portland, I don't want no trouble. They are equivalent, your joke was just better than my poor attempt......but hey whatever, you've judged me now, no way back...it's cool man, i just wanted to converse, see how it went, maybe go for a burger (horse burger is cool), chill...i get it, you've got your thing...i've got mine...it's fine..it's fine...i'm not hurt..it's fine

p.s. justscrappin...not like you're second choice or anything, but wanna hang?
justscrappin- May 28, 2010 at 9:44 am
To be fair to him....his chances were pretty "shaky" to begin with....yeah! I'll stop now....( walks away with head down and not a shred of dignity.)
PortlandMMA- May 28, 2010 at 9:37 am
By the way Shaky you have no chance at being my best friend anymore...no chance.
PortlandMMA- May 28, 2010 at 9:34 am
The Nick Diaz weed thing and Overeem loving some good ole' fashioned horse meat are two totally different ball parks.
Mdot50- May 28, 2010 at 9:34 am
Gold chains!!!
VisitingDeadAncestors- May 28, 2010 at 9:33 am
Saku's just hunting the least important Gracie's now.

Like some 3rd cousin Gracie via marriage.
Shaky- May 28, 2010 at 9:28 am
nonetheless, most of the shit Diaz says in this interview is bullshit, he is really good, but he definitely lost some of those fights, i.e the Sanchez fight. they were all pretty close tho.
Shaky- May 28, 2010 at 9:27 am
I am not disrespecting him on the weed front, mad respect goes to a man who can beat Gomi high, he just really reminds me of my friend waiting on tokes, that nervous energy. Plus, Nick Diaz fights are always entertaining, a few of my favourite fights involve him. Irony of ironies PortlandMMA for bringing up horsemeat with respect to Overeem, though it was funny.
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