By Zach Arnold | September 22, 2010
A completely bizarre and fitting way for this promotion’s card to be topped off on Saturday, as DREAM announced 100 kg Beijing Olympic judo champion Satoshi Ishii vs. Minowaman in an open-weight fight. Ishii had been tied to Sengoku, so curious to see what kind of deal was reached there with the parties involved.
The fight reeks of “we need a big walk-up” and “save our TV deal” desperation mode. This is the kind of fight that you would think could draw well when promoted long-term, but who knows? Ishii’s been off doing… whatever the hell he’s been doing… and you could not find a situation of a more highly-touted draw having horrible career management.
So, we’ll see if the fans are buying or selling this booking. Trying to pop a TV rating. We’ll see.
I guess it’s better than Minowaman vs. James Thompson.