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Nearly six months after his fight with Joachim Hansen at DREAM.13, Bibiano Fernandes tells Tatame...

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Nearly six months after his fight with Joachim Hansen at DREAM.13, Bibiano Fernandes tells Tatame he's finally been paid by the Japanese promoter. The featherweight champion also says that DREAM once again contacted him to fight on their September 25 show after payment was received - possibly in a rematch with Hiroyuki Takaya - but Fernandes declined, citing inadequate time to prepare for the bout. Asked for his opinion on DREAM's ongoing problems with paying fighters, Fernandes told Guilherme Cruz the following: "Damn, man... I'm gonna be honest with you: if I ever stop fighting in Japan, I won't fight for another event because I have no interest. My plan is jiu-jitsu, I love jiu-jitsu. Whatever I can do to help jiu-jitsu, I'm gonna do. DREAM is a great event, but they're going through a difficult situation there, I don't know what's happening... I don't know if I would fight in the United States, because at my weight... they don't pay decently." Photo from Bibiano Fernandes, via Tatame.

Nova Uniao flyweight Jussier "Formiga" tells Tatame that he's just waiting on "B.J." Kojima for his...

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Nova Uniao flyweight Jussier "Formiga" tells Tatame that he's just waiting on "B.J." Kojima for his shot at Shooto's 123-pound title. "I'm training hard for this fight... Dede (Pederneiras) sent an email to the Japanese, who have an event at the end of the year, but it seems like (Kojima) got hurt and the fight will happen next year... If I win, God willing, we'll be in America next year... My weight class doesn't exist (in the WEC) yet, but they've said a few times that they're creating it, so... we'll see," said the flyweight, who supplements his MMA training with work as a motorcycle courier for a hosptal.

"Shogun" Rua and Lyoto Machida on the cover of Tatame #163. Gotta say, not the best picture I've...

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"Shogun" Rua and Lyoto Machida on the cover of Tatame #163. Gotta say, not the best picture I've seen of Mauricio.
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