DREAM is not dead, it's Dutch

source: asianmma.com

In the beginning, there was Pride.

And although Pride Never Die, it died.

A number of figures from Pride formed parent company FEG, and tried to do it again, with DREAM. From 2008 to the present, DREAM promoted 23 events. Fighters included Eddie Alvarez, Shinya Aoki, Mirko Crocop, Bibiano Fernandes, Joachim Hansen, Gegard Mousasi, Alistair Overeem, and Kazushi Sakuraba.

The promotion encountered difficulties, failed to pay a number of fighters, and was pronounced dead.

It is now back from the dead, under GLORY, the promotional arm of Holland's Golden Glory. Anyone who did not want to support DREAM because they were screwing over fighters can now support DREAM, because the prime mover behind recovering the lost funds now runs the show.

AsianMMA is reporting the details from the recent DREAM press conference:

•Pierre Andurand and GLORY Sports International are bankrolling the show.
•FEG have no involvement at all.
Bas Boon basically set the whole deal to hold a NYE show up.
•GLORY hope to hold ten events in Japan next year; it is unknown what the kickboxing/MMA split will be.
•Dream.18 will he held New Year’s Eve, at the Saitama Super Arena, and will have high production value that JMMA fans die for.
•Dream.18 aims to have 13 fights - 10 MMA and 3 Kickboxing.
•Satoru Kitaoka, Hiroyuki Takaya and Tatsuya Kawajiri are the only confirmed fighters so far.

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fishyfish site profile image  

10/26/12 11:09 PM by fishyfish

many of the most exciting things burn brightly and fast.  life is not only about duration.

fishyfish site profile image  

10/26/12 11:07 PM by fishyfish

before then, maybe there will be a few worthwhile events ?

YellowWrkedByTapIn site profile image  

10/26/12 6:16 PM by YellowWrkedByTapIn

Oh, it will. A slow...painful...death...     ...again. 

Cann site profile image  

10/26/12 6:03 PM by Cann

This. Never Die!

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

10/26/12 1:01 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

I wish they would call it a different name. Dream deserved to die

ChaoticTorres site profile image  

10/26/12 12:44 PM by ChaoticTorres

It sucks to know that fighters did not get payed, Antonio Banuelos was open about it on twitter.

ChaoticTorres site profile image  

10/26/12 12:43 PM by ChaoticTorres

DREAM Never Die.

othree site profile image  

10/26/12 11:58 AM by othree

I can only imagine that would be considered FEG's problem.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

10/26/12 11:44 AM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Are they going to take care of the guys Dream owes or is that still considered FEG's problem?

redenstein site profile image  

10/26/12 11:42 AM by redenstein

No wait....this just in. Dream is dead.