Jonathan Snowden looks back at one of MMA's most epic matches -- Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Royce Gracie 1. Read it at SBNation.
Strikeforce Women's 145lb Champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos and Kazushi Sakuraba HT: Twitter @criscyborg
Esther Lin had an equipment malfunction after DREAM.16 and the end result is this accidental master piece. (via AllElbows.com's Facebook Page)
"I think it's important that fighters know, before going to Japan, you should have a deal that either gives you your money up front or in some kind of escrow account, to make sure the money is available after the fight," said Gracie. "...I feel like they've had two shows or three shows since my fight. I don't understand how they're still doing shows and they're just signing fighters up and fighters aren't getting paid. So to me it's not the right way to do business and it's not the right way to treat people." Ralek Gracie commenting to MMA Fighting on DREAM's failure to pay him for his May 29 fight against Kazushi Sakuraba at DREAM.14
FEG has officially announced DREAM 16 for September 25th at the 10,000-seat Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan. No official participants have been named, but fighters shown on the DreamOfficial.com graphic (above) are Ikuhisa Minowa, Tatsuya Mizuno, Hideo Tokoro, Shinya Aoki, "Kid" Yamamoto, Kazushi Sakuraba, Caol Uno, Gegard Mousasi and Hiroyuki Takaya. Mousasi and Mizuno are expected to face off in the finals of Dream's light-heavyweight mini-GP, while Uno will be making his first appearance in the promotion's newly-settled 143-pound division.
Kazushi Sakuraba showed off the newest addition to his already EPIC collection of T-Shirts during the DREAM.14 Press Conference. HT: MiddleEasy.com