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GLORY 12/31 Saitama Super Arena & Inoki 12/31 Ryogoku show notes

Monday, December 31st, 2012

A heavily gaijin-booked card headlines GLORY’s 2012 NYE event at Saitama Super Arena.

Only one match of note signed for any Japanese NYE show…

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Only one notable fight has been signed for a New Year’s Eve show — and it’s not for the Saitama Super Arena show promoted by GLORY.

Damage control: NOAH yakuza crisis (the state of Japan in 2012)

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Everything has gone to hell in Japan.

UFC Japan: A wonderful show & a pyrrhic victory?

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

A balanced look at the fallout from the UFC Japan 2012 event at Saitama Super Arena.

The Japanese scene is facing increasingly dangerous waters

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The current state of affairs in Japan is absolutely dreadful and the problems only seem to compound.

Five big items of fallout from the two NYE shows

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Will UFC allow Brock Lesnar to go back to the WWE? What will Antonio Inoki do now with the Satoshi Ishii experiment miserably failing?

Inoki 2011 NYE at SSA: Fedor obliterates Ishii, Aoki makes Kitaoka gurgle his own blood

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Your match guide listing for the Inoki NYE event at Saitama Super Arena.

NYE storylines: Who retires first after a loss, Fedor or Lesnar?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

A couple of high-profile MMA names are going to lose this weekend in big fashion. The question is, who is more likely to retire from MMA after their loss?

Antonio Inoki’s shadow war on NYE

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

There’s a lot of symbolism with the 2011 Inoki NYE MMA card, both for historical & futuristic purposes.

Little heat in Japan for Fedor/Ishii on Inoki NYE show

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

In Japan, the expression ‘the more things change the more they stay the same’ is always appropriate to use.

One FC has new TV deal with Global TV (MNC Group) in Indonesia starting in 2012

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Can One FC be the leader of the Asian MMA scene in the next 5-10 years?

On second thought: Michael Bisping’s wise u-turn on fighting Anderson Silva

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Michael Bisping made a wise decision and backed off of his immediate challenge against Anderson Silva.

Losing face: Enron-style Japanese fight scene scandals

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Just when you think the bad news from Japan can’t stop flowing, a new layer of excrement hits the fan.

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