Japanese Mixed Martial Arts And The State After Decline

Sherdog.com Administrative Editor Jordan Breen chats with FightOpinion.com proprietor Zach Arnold about the state of MMA in Japan and why, more importantly, there is a strange attachment among fans to Japan despite being a promotional wasteland. Despite growth in Hong Kong, Singapore, and other Pacific territories, there is an odd, even irrational, attachment to Japan. They cover much more than this, though, in this comprehensive, timely discussion. Here's the official breakdown of what they discuss:

Breen and Arnold examine UFC boss Dana White's recent comments that the company will return to Japan imminently and how the promotion could fare on the other side of the Pacific. The pair break down potential venues, matchups and hurdles for the UFC to clear to have real chances for success in Nippon.

The two also delve into the figure of Yushin Okami, blood on Japanese television, and the pipeline for amateur sports into pro-wrestling in Japan.

Listen to the entire discussion here.

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