Friend of our site


MMA Headlines


UFC HP


Bleacher Report


MMA Fighting


MMA Torch


MMA Weekly


Sherdog (News)


Sherdog (Articles)


Liver Kick


MMA Mania


Bloody Elbow


MMA Ratings


Rating Fights


Yahoo MMA Blog


Search this site



Latest Articles


News Corner


MMA Rising


Audio Corner


Oddscast


MMA Dude Bro


Sherdog Radio


Eddie Goldman


Liver Kick Radio


Video Corner


Fight Hub


Special thanks to...

Link Rolodex

Site Index


To access our list of posting topics and archives, click here.

Friend of our site


Buy and sell MMA photos at MMA Prints

Site feedback


Fox Sports: "Zach Arnold's Fight Opinion site is one of the best spots on the Web for thought-provoking MMA pieces."

« | Home | »

Bas Rutten gone from PRIDE

By Zach Arnold | December 21, 2005

Print Friendly and PDF

The hits just keep on coming from DSE. Today, Bas Rutten announced that he is gone from the promotion. He stressed that it was problems with the US office (Yukino Kanda, Hideki Yamamoto, etc.) and not with the Japanese office. Frank Trigg now replaces him.

This is an interesting story to pay attention to, as DSE is facing some company problems. They have to really get a lot of tickets sold shortly for the 12/31 show (and both PRIDE & K-1 have had problems getting buzz for their events). There’s also that little thing we like to call a court case going on in Tokyo district court right now in which there are allegations of extortion and other threats by DSE.

The last person that DSE needed to lose was Bas Rutten. Charismatic, smart, on target with most comments, and personable. But DSE has had a track record of shaky negotiations in the past (just ask Heath Herring).

I expect the hits to keep on coming from DSE. 2006 could be a rough year.

Topics: MMA, PRIDE, Zach Arnold | 1 Comment » | Permalink | Trackback |

One Response to “Bas Rutten gone from PRIDE”

  1. […] Past related link: Bas Rutten gone from PRIDE […]

Comments

*
To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture.
Anti-spam image