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Takanori Gomi still talking about the UFC

It looks like Mirko CroCop isn’t the only one dreaming of cleaning house in the UFC - Takanori Gomi had this to say following his lame pseudo-match against Duane Ludwig:

“I just came back to fight after a long layoff and I’d like to make myself more fit and more of a complete fighter before fighting B.J. Penn”, said the Japanese star who lost to Penn in October 2003 via rear naked choke. “I want to perfectbefore a fight with B.J. Penn”

Gomi was in Las Vegas for the UFC’s new years show, which we all took to just be part of a scam by his old agent to fuck with Dana White’s brain. But now it looks like there might be something else going on – a plan for Gomi to fight a few more times in Japan before coming over to fight in the UFC?

Of course, you can never count on shit like this to actually happen. I’m sure Gomi wants to fight BJ Penn, but then he’ll find out he can’t leave the UFC if he wins, and the UFC only wants to pay him a certain amount, and blah blah blah blah blah.

  • caspersghost

    You mean if Duane Ludwig hadn’t got his face all busted up it would have been a real fight? I don’t get the reasoning there.

  • caspersghost

    I just heard that backstage, prior to the fight, the ref happened to catch “Bang” Ludwig wearing spectacles thus, thinking it would be inhumane if Gomi were to rip his nose off, he stopped the fight.

  • P W

    I just realized that Gomi is not wearing a black leather jacket with golden shoulder straps a la Michael Jackson in the 80’s, rather he is carrying two belts over his shoulders. That makes sense.