Scott Coker interested in Strikeforce vs. DREAM event in Japan

Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker has suggests the possibility of seeing a future “Strikeforce vs. DREAM” event in Japan, as well revealing that he’s looking to put together a fight between the promotions lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez and top-rated Japanese fighter, Tatsuya Kawajiri.

Coker, speaking via Sherdog.com, said:

“We’re definitely having that conversation. I’m going to try to work that out and get Kawajiri in there with Gilbert. I think that that’s a fight we’re interested in. I know that Kawajiri wants to come fight here in America. We had some conversations [in Japan] before I left, and we’re going to continue right after the Nashville show this Friday.”

“We’ve been talking to Dream for a long time about coming to Japan and doing a Dream-versus-Strikeforce type of event,” Coker said. “We’ve had conversations. There’s nothing set in that sense, but I sure think it’d be a lot of fun to go to Japan and throw a big Strikeforce event in Saitama Super Arena.”

“What about Fedor’s popularity in Japan? He’s a superstar there. He can’t even walk down the street. Japan on a lot of fronts would make a lot of sense, but there’s nothing final. There’s conversations, but I know this from working with those guys for all those years, everything moves a little slower over there.”

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