After Dream 17, what’s next for JMMA?

[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on MMA-Japan, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]

Back in April, we were told by the head brass with Real Entertainment to expect three shows this year. Slightly to our surprise, that is what has indeed happened. All things considered, it was a highly improbable year for JMMA, the earthquake, and the lack of solid sponsors. The white ring will likely be bare of any sponsors this weekend, as the continued pullout of sponsors has been in hyperdrive this year. So that leaves the question, what happens going forward?

Dynamite!! 2011 has been talked about, more so than last year at this time. If you remember, there was doubt even weeks before the event that the 2010 installment would take place. It did, and went without a hitch.

The 2011 installment will certainly be a challenge. Big names such as Alistair Overeem have left the building, someone who was a staple in years past. The split of K-1 and DREAM has been tossed around, thus a mixture of kickboxing and MMA matches seems less and less likely. The BWGP final has been rumored to go down at Dynamite!! which adds an interesting element.

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Published on September 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm
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