I was defeated by Mach in August, 2005, so I want to fight him again. I believe fans are definitely interested in watching us fight.
— Shinya Aoki wants "Mach" Sakurai
in the opening round of DREAM's Welterweight Grand Prix next month.
It seems unlikely that FEG would match up the two biggest stars and most talented fighters in the tournament in the first round, but after DREAM.7's poor ratings
and with DREAM.8 being live on TBS - and since Shinya Aoki gets whatever he wants - it seems foolish to rule anything out.