Dana White Says the UFC Has Signed Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto

For years, Faber vs. Yamamoto has always been that unreachable dream fight, but now it seems like a very real possibility.

Dana White routinely has random conversations with all types of fans on his twitter account, but today there was an interesting tidbit that stood out. He was conversing with someone who was psyched about the signing of Japanese featherweight, Michihiro Omigawa, when the fan mentioned that he hoped they would also get Kid Yamamoto. The UFC president then replied with a simple:

"we did sign kid"

This follows a recent report saying that the long time top featherweight was in negotiations with the UFC, and from the looks of that tweet, seems like it went very well. The article also mentioned that Kid's UFC debut could be as soon as February or March, but that might not be the next time we see him fight, as he is already featured on the poster of Japan's NYE show, Dynamite!! 2010.

We still don't have much details aside from that simple tweet, but if it pushes through, it's still a pretty huge signing. Something that has been long overdue.

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