Satoshii Ishii to attend UFC 92 at White’s invitation

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.

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Judo gold medalist Ishii offered $5 million by DREAM

Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii will be tranistioning into the world of Mixed Martial Arts according to various reports.

Ishii, who won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in the men’s over 100-kilogram event follows in the footsteps of Hidehiko Yoshida and Makoto Takimoto as Japanese judo competitors to switch to professional MMA.

According to our friends over at Japan-mma.com Ishi has been offered a whopping $5 million to sign with Japanese MMA promotion, DREAM, making him the most sought after fighter in Japan if not the world.

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PRO MMA Exclusive: Razor Rob McCullough

by:  Jack Bratcher

In February of this year, “Razor” Rob McCullough lost his WEC lightweight title to Jamie Varner in an upset.  The odds were stacked against Varner but he was able to pull out the win and take home the title.   Four months later “Razor Rob” stepped back into the cage and got back on the right track with a win over Kenneth Alexander at WEC 34.

“Razor Rob” wants that title back.  As far as he’s concerned, the loss to Varner was a fluke that never should have happened.  On September 10, Rob will face one of his toughest fights to date and it will be the deciding factor if he gets an immediate title shot or has to climb back up the ladder.  PRO MMA got the opportunity to chat with Rob and he explained just what this fight means to him and what kind of fireworks we can expect to see.

Rob also lets us in on some personal details about himself you may not have known such as who he would most like to fight and what is one of his favorite books.  The answers might surprise you. 

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Frank Trigg faces Olympic Gold-Medalist, Makoto Takimoto, at Sengoku 4 on August 24 in Japan

by:  Jack Bratcher When Frank Trigg steps into the ring on August 4th to face PRIDE veteran and Olympic Judo Gold-Medalist, Makoto Takimoto, he will be coming back from a nine month layoff.  On the other hand, Takimoto’s last fight was in March of this year.  Rumors ran rampant, negotiations were stifled, and contracts fell … Read more