We told you on Thursday of Olympic judo gold medalist, Satoshi Ishii’s single-minded desire to fight in the UFC.
UFC president, Dana White got word of the Judoka’s statement and reached out, inviting him to attend UFC 92 as a guest of the UFC.
According to a Nikkan Sports report, White issued a statement through the Japanese television station WOWOW applauding Ishii’s desire to fight in the UFC and that he believes Ishii has the potential to become a great mixed martial arts fighter.
It was reported that Ishii accepted White’s invitation to attend UFC 92 which takes place on December 27 in Las Vegas.
Ishii plans to begin mixed martial arts training with American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida and hopefully make a debut in the ring (or Octagon) sometime late 2009.