Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Mixed Martial Arts’ Latest Scandal: Pride Dumped by Japan’s Fuji TV Network 

Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer web site reported Monday that in Japan, “The Fuji Network announced earlier today it was canceling its contract with Pride Fighting Championships. No reason was given, but it was due to the Yakuza [Japanese mob - EG] scandal as reported in Weekly Gendai magazine.” This would be equivalent in America to, say, CBS dropping football because of exposures that the NFL is owned by the Mafia.

There have also been a series of articles in English on the topic of Pride’s ties to the Yakuza on FightOpinion.com, the web site of Zach Arnold.

Curiously or not, according to our old colleague Whaledog, who has recently resumed blogging, “Still nothing reported on Sherdog, MMA Weekly or Full Contact Fighter. You would think the big MMA news sites would be all over this.”

Maybe, but they have to sell those videos first before sullying up their sites with such news.

And how pretentious it is for many in mixed martial arts to sneer at boxing when this racket is an even filthier, deeper, and more polluted sewer than boxing is!

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