Strikeforce WGP heavyweight tournament could take place in Japan sometime this year

Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker has revealed that one of the latter rounds of their upcoming heavyweight grand prix tournament could take place in Japan, a move set after building relations with FEG, the company that owns K-1 and DREAM, over the past couple of years.

Coker, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:

“We’re having a couple conversations right now and we definitely want to travel to Canada at some point, which we’re working on. We’d definitely like to take one leg of the tournament at some point, it doesn’t have to be the next one or it could be the semifinals or maybe even the fights, but we’d like to eventually this year take one of those legs to Japan.”

“I just feel like with all the stars that we have and the fan base there for these fighters over there, I mean these fighters have a ton of fans in Japan. Why not go there and bring Strikeforce to Japan some time this year?”

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