Could this be the next face of MMA in Japan?
MMA Fighting reports on the latest DREAM press conference:
DREAM Event Producer Keiichi Sasaharaand FEG President Sadaharu Tanikawatoday announced the half of the last fight for May 29th's DREAM.14 and also revealed that on July 10 we will see DREAM.15 at the Saitama Super Arena where "Fated Rivals" will clash and the opening round of a four man light heavyweight tournament will get under way.
Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa is return to the cage at DREAM.14 against a yet to be named opponent who has been dubbed "X". When quizzed as to whether "X" was Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson, Tanikawa commented that while Kimbo is the perfect oppenent for the "Super Hulk" champion, it is impossible for DREAM.14.
Head Kick Legend has more on the press conference.
Japan is calling out to Kimbo. It's the perfect place for him to score a few more big pay days in MMA if that's what he wants to do. And considering the history of African-American fighters becoming mega-stars in Japan -- see Sapp, Bob -- Kimbo might be just the ticket to kick start an MMA revival in Japan. Here's hoping.