News From Japan: New MMA Sanctioning Body And Victory Road Begin

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DCRage
10/15/07 12:41:51PM
In addition to the announcement today of the founding of the World Victory Road promotion in Japan, also announced was the creation of the Japan Mixed Martial Arts Federation (JMM), a sanctioning body for MMA in Japan. Tomiaki Fukuda was named President of JMM, Tadao Yasuda VP, and Naoya Kinoshita the CEO of World Victory Road.

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No fighters named as of yet for the promotion, but they promised a first show announcement soon and they said a TV deal's in the works, so it sounds like Victory Road is off to a good start. The sanctioning body is another positive that should benefit every MMA promotion in Japan.
richieb19
10/15/07 12:56:10PM
Yoshida and Gomi where both rumored to be on the roster.
loller90278
10/15/07 2:13:07PM
and with yoshida comes his disciples such as nakamura

speaking of whom, how longs his contract with ufc?
DCRage
10/15/07 2:17:08PM

Posted by richieb19

Yoshida and Gomi where both rumored to be on the roster.


I remember that being mentioned in a similar item I posted here a couple days back, they felt strongly that they'd be able to lure Gomi in, which would give them instant credibility and a nice fanbase in Japan.
NatedawgThaM
10/15/07 2:18:57PM
These are the people I was talking about who could have bought M-1...

Im starting to love MMA again..
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