By Zach Arnold | February 22, 2010
On the day news broke that Josh Barnett’s appointment with the California SAC has been pushed back for a fourth time, you would have thought that he would have been with his lawyers for the meeting. Instead, he made his scheduled booking for Antonio Inoki’s IGF event in Tokyo at JCB Hall.
The next scheduled date is April 20th. At this point, Barnett will have been out of the loop for nearly a year. In essence, it’s been like a de facto suspension from fighting.
The IGF show drew 2,780 paid today. Main notes from the event:
- Erik Hammer defeated Daniel Puder in 7′09 with a leg lock.
- Minowaman defeated Necro Butcher in 9′56 with a modified ankle hold.
- Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido went to a 15 minute draw with Original Tiger Mask (Sayama) & Yoshiaki Fujiwara.
- Yoshihiro Takayama defeated The Predator (Remy Bonjasky’s favorite wrestler) in 9′54 with the Everest German Suplex Hold.
- Josh Barnett defeated Bob Sapp in 6′29 with a back-drop suplex. (Photos here).
- Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima defeated Naoya Ogawa & Atsushi Sawada in 14′26 when Kensuke used a lariat on Sawada.
The next scheduled date for IGF is 5/9 at Osaka Prefectural Gym.