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Quick Hit: Dana White Says Japan Show May Happen “This Year”

Well, the marketing people are ready. ImageSource: UFCStore.com

In the week leading up to pay per views, there’s a good chance that Dana drops an interesting tidbit either at a press conference or during a conversation with one of the few members of the MMA media that he can stomach being around.  (For those of you who are just joining us, CagePotato is not in that exclusive club.)

The PPV this week is UFC 132 (which you should really be stoked for, by the way), and the interesting tidbit is BigDaddyWhite saying that a show in Japan could be right around the corner.

“The rumor is true. We’re going to come to Japan, and probably soon.” White did not include any detail of where the event could take place, and when pressed for details on when, he simply said, “This year.”

Japan has long been a target for Dana and the UFC, and he’s spoken before about the difficulty of breaking into the Japanese scene. With the Japan floundering, American promotions have poached quite a bit of top talent, which could help give them an in when putting a show together.  [Insert Yakuza joke here]

(via MMAJunkie)

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Johnny- July 4, 2011 at 8:50 am
Please bring Genki Sudo back for this one. Weren't there rumors he was signed or would fight again soon?
GistoftheFist- July 1, 2011 at 8:04 pm
I agree with Fedor up there %100. Head kicks end fights, period.
intercept440- July 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm
mdino, the chirs rock movie with jacky chan was in CHINA not japan... funny anyhow though...i guess...well alittle bit maybe
knucklesamitch- July 1, 2011 at 10:58 am
I am not a fan of tape delayed PPVs, and if it was live it would have to be a good card for me to be awake from 2AM-5AM.
Horsepower- July 1, 2011 at 10:48 am
This is very exciting news because.... uhmm....uhmm... hmm, who cares?
sixthsense- July 1, 2011 at 10:38 am
It'd be pretty fucking nuts if they do a NYE show this year. Why? Beause then BOTH of the posters I did for the contest a while back will have come true (I did the UFC Brazil in August one, and a UFC Japan NYE 2011 one). I'm a fucking prophet. Give me tickets Dana.
ReX13- July 1, 2011 at 10:37 am
what are you trying to tell us, knuckles?
knucklesamitch- July 1, 2011 at 10:27 am
UFC JAPAN, starring Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett, Chael Sonnen, Nate Marquardt, Thiago Alves, Shane Carwin, Diego Sanchez, and Nate Diaz. Featuring Bob Sapp and Jose Canseco.
mDino- July 1, 2011 at 10:16 am
Do you undastand thuh worrds that r coming outtaf my mouf???
Don't nobody understand the words that r comin outta your mouth!
Fedor Penn- July 1, 2011 at 9:54 am
Pride Rules at this show or GTFO.
knucklesamitch- July 1, 2011 at 9:37 am
I'd rather Buffer just learn Japanese
Clyde- July 1, 2011 at 9:30 am
I'm sure they can find an equally shrill voiced lunatic to fill in if not, Taco.
Fried Taco- July 1, 2011 at 9:24 am
But will they be able to get the Pride Lady to do the announcing?
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