Although with one day notice, Riki Fukuda took the offer from DREAM and defeated Murilo "Ninja" Rua, and now he is challenging Yuichi Nakanishi for the DEEP middleweight title.
When both Fukuda and Nakanishi are called into to the ring during the DEEP 41 show, both fighters didn’t sound like they are ready to fight each other. Instead all Fukuda said was, "Recently I began doing Mixi so please contact me there."
On the other side, the champion Nakanishi came in with his backpack, and from there, he took out a belt and told the fans, "Well, DJ taiki and Fukuda fought in DREAM. I guess within two to three years, I wish I can make it there."
Yes both of them had no blood in their eyes, in fact, the Japanese media called it, "hyposthenia".
However they may sound weak but both of them must know that they have got to win this one to make it to a bigger show.
At Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
Yuichi Nakanishi (Japan / Freelance) vs. Riki Fukuda (Japan / GRABAKA)
PIC: Riki Fukda is laid back (left) and Yuichi Nakanishi actually attends a famous comedian school in Japan so they have both got "characters".