I’m glad to finally hear it from the horse’s mouth, considering all the strangeness and subterfuge that’s gone on over the past two months:
“I am pleased to return to the UFC, the only global MMA organization. Unfortunately, all the other organizations are lagging behind the UFC at the moment. Japanese Dream cannot compete with Americans financially nor with quality of their fighters either.”
“UFC has become what Pride once was, and has even surpassed it. I will always be grateful to the Japanese, because its there that I made my name in this sport. However, the Dream offer for me was not a challenge.”
Now everyone has to decide if they’re going to mentally apologize to Mirko Crocop for assuming he was a chickenshit doublecrosser or if they’ve just decided he’s a chickenshit doublecrosser who follows the money.