Pillole RIZIN FF
Inviato: 27/10/2016, 7:46
I just received a message from Rizin Fighting Federation that Wanderlei "the Braveheart" Silva doesn't want to fight me. He gets scared and he changed his mind, but he know it from the beginning. He played tough guy on the press conference in July and he called me out for a fight. Then I said to myself, this man has a guts, but now we all see what is he made of, nothing but shit. Once he was a fearless and true axe murder but now he's just a scared homie and only thing he can kill is his mosquito. And Wanderlei, don't you dare to come to Saitama to see the tournament like a guest because I will slap you like a bitch just like you deserve, you are nothing but a scared bitch and I had so much respect for you as a fighter until now. I suggest a new name for you that will fit you well... WANDERLEI "THE CHICKEN" SILVA
Sakakibara's plan for this year:
“We have Japan’s top women that can compete against world’s top fighters so we are looking to expand women’s division in 2017.
“Right now, in a parallel to men’s grand prix, we are thinking about hosting women’s grand prix which will be the very first of its kind in the world. In fact, it would be the first time in the world to do both men’s and women’s grand prix at the same time. I would like to announce this by mid January.
“Women’s fights scored a very good TV rating on Fuji TV. Men can’t just sit around and do nothing now. Women might even replace men. If there are needs then we would have to put more women’s fights which will create more chance for the fighters.”
Rizin press conference 17.02.2017. :
- they announced schedule for this year, 16.04.2017. Yokohama, 30.07.2017. Saitama, Rizin GP opening round late September or early October, Rizin GP second round 29.12.2017. and Rizin GP final round 31.12.2017.
- this year Grand Prix will be for the lighter weight classes, but they will also have women's Grand Prix at the same time
- participants for Yokohama event: Kizaemon Saiga, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Tenshin Nasukawa and RENA