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Japanese Magazine "Kamipro" Interview with DSE President Nobuyuki Sakakibara
Japanese Magazine "Kamipro" Interview with DSE President Nobuyuki Sakakibara

The Shot Heard 'Round the World: PRIDE and UFC Poised to Do Battle
DSE / PRIDE FC held a press conference at Tokyo's Roppongi Hills Arena on Tuesday, March 27th, to present PRIDE FC under the new ownership of Lorenzo Fertitta. DSE President and CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara was on hand to publicly state that he will step down from his position and hand over ownership of the company to Mr. Fertitta, who will henceforth continue PRIDE operations, but under the banner of a new parent company, Pride Worldwide.

3.27.07 PRESS CONFERENCE Comments from DSE President and CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara
Thank you very much for attending today's press conference, despite the fact that this was announced on short notice and on a weekday. I'm very happy to see so many fans and media people. Thank you very much.

3.27.07 PRESS CONFERENCE Comments from Pride Worldwide Owner Lorenzo Fertitta
I'm very happy tonight to announce the combination of the two biggest and two most important MMA organizations in the world. I've been a fan of Pride for many years, and I have enormous respect for what Mr. Sakakibara and the rest of the Dream Stage team has been able to accomplish over the last 10 years.

3.27.07 PRESS CONFERENCE Comments from PRIDE Executive Director Nobuhiko Takada
I first met Nobuyuki Sakakibara in June 1996. Shortly afterwards, we formed PRIDE together, and up to now, we've created 10 miraculous years. Over that decade, Mr. Sakakibara has given his life and his reputation to foster PRIDE to where it is now. PRIDE has evolved to this stage thanks to the care and love that he, his staff, the fighters, and the fans have nurtured it with throughout the years.

Fujita/Monson Announced for PRIDE.34 "KAMIKAZE"
In anticipation of the first Japanese PRIDE FC show of the year, three more names were announced today as scheduled to appear at PRIDE.34 "KAMIKAZE."

Dream Clash between PRIDE and UFC! Steps Finally Taken Towards MMA Version of the World Series As DSE CEO Sakakibara Resigns; New PRIDE Owner Lorenzo Fertitta Takes Office
On Tuesday, March 27th, at the Roppongi Hills Arena in Tokyo, PRIDE Executive Director Nobuhiko Takada and UFC President Dana White appeared together to announce that the two largest MMA organizations in the world, America's UFC and Japan's PRIDE FC, will finally come to blows.

PRIDE 10th Anniversary Photo gallery
In honor of PRIDE FC's 10th anniversary, we will be posting photos from the past decade of PRIDE and Bushido events. Relive the greatest moments in PRIDE history with this retrospective of memorable battles and triumphant champions.

Zuluzinho/Butterbean, Yvel/Atajev Announced for PRIDE.34 "KAMIKAZE"
The pieces continue to fall into place for PRIDE.34 "KAMIKAZE," as two more matches for the event were announced earlier today.

Yoshida Dojo says "VIVA JUDO!"
Earlier this week, PRIDE fighters Hidehiko Yoshida, Makoto Takimoto, and Kazuhiro Nakamura took the time to coach a group of potential superstars of tomorrow at the VIVA JUDO! seminar for kids. Held in the city of Chiba, Japan, this was the 22nd installment in a series of open-to-the-public judo workouts designed to introduce the sport to young children. Roughly 50 kids were in attendance.

Preaching What He Practices: Aoki starts teaching at IMPACT
IMPACT, the official gym of the Japanese DEEP promotion, opened its doors to the media this past Friday, March 16th, as PRIDE FC fighter Shinya Aoki ran its first MMA class.