Mark Hunt Signs With The Japanese Pro Wrestling “Hustle”

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According to Sports Navi, PRIDE FC veteran Mark Hunt has signed with the pro wrestling promotion “Hustle”. Hunt made an appearance on the Hustle Mania show last November, as a guest.

Hunt holds notable wins in PRIDE over Wanderlei Silva and Mirko Cro Cop.

It is likely Hunt could fight in K-1 or another MMA organization again, but for now it seems like Hunt is best suited for Pro Wrestling.

Fertittas File Suit Against Former Pride Owners

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According to the Wrestling Observer, Pride FC Worldwide Holdings a company set up by the Fertittas to handle the sales of PRIDE, has filed suit against Dream Stage Entertainment, Dream Stage Holdings and their president Nobuyuki Sakakibara for defrauding them out of million of dollars over the purchase of PRIDE FC.

It is rumored that DSE did not have the copyright to a lot of footage of some of the major PRIDE events (Fuji TV produced may of the big shows in PRIDE).

Sherdog is also reporting that DSE president Nobyuki Sakakibara plans to sue the Fertittas over the firings of employees and closing up shop soon after the purchase.

Yarennoka News: Fedor vs Choi Offical

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Its official, Fedor Emelianenko will face the Korean giant Hong Man Choi at Yarennoka! on New Years Eve in Japan. Choi holds a 1-0 MMA record, but also holds a 12-4 K-1 kickboxing record, with notable wins over MightyMo, Gary Goodridge, and Bob Sapp.

The world’s number-one fighter in Fedor Emelianenko (26-1, 1 NC) will attempt to scale the 7-foot-2-inch, 360-pound wall known as Hong Man Choi (1-0-0) at Yarennoka! New Year’s Eve! on Dec. 31 at the Super Saitama Arena in Saitama, Japan.

The complete Yarennoka card will be broadcast Live on HDNet.

Fights Currently Confirmed

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Choi Hong-Man
Shin’ya Aoki vs. JZ Calvan
Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Gilbert Melendez
Kazuo Misaki vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luiz Azeredo
Hidehiko Hasegawa vs. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai