By Zach Arnold | March 26, 2008
Here it is (in Japanese). I’ll keep the summary short, since most of what he told the interviewer is similar to other American interviews he has done.
- He ripped into the DREAM promotion, calling it minor-league and said that Mirko was tuning his game up in the minor league so that he could come back to the Octagon where the real competition is.
- White was asked about Nobuyuki Sakakibara and if he had heard that Sakakibara went into soccer. White brought up that they were suing DSE, so no further comment could be made.
- Dana said that that EXC was collapsing as an organization and that they had to take whatever deal CBS offered them. UFC would not accept a bad television deal and that they are open to negotiating with anyone.
- He compared the deal Strikeforce made with NBC to that of television shopping (infomercials).
In an update regarding the lawsuit filed by PRIDE FC Worldwide Holdings LLC against DSE Inc. and Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the next scheduled court hearing is set for April 28th at 9 AM in front of judge Mark Denton in Clark County (Las Vegas) court. On 3/24, the defendant filed a 16-page motion to dismiss the case.