Glory Intends to Make Dream NYE Bigger Than Ever; Plans Full Assault on the U.S. Next Year

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MMAcca
11/22/12 4:02:43PM
For a brief period, it had appeared that major MMA in Japan had seen its final days when Dream’s parent company Real Entertainment closed its doors earlier this year. But then things quickly changed.

In stepped Glory, announcing that the promotion would revive Dream for at least one more New Year’s Eve show from the Saitama Super Arena.

“Dream has a great name in Japan – it has a great name around the world – but it’s a very strong Japanese product, so it allows us from the get-go to be more dominant in the Japanese market, which is an important piece of the puzzle in our global quest,” said Glory Managing Director Marcus Luer.

“Taking over the Dec. 31 date also is very significant with what MMA and K-1 had done in the past on NYE in Japan. It’s a big day for the martial arts world, and we like the combination of being able to get in that slot and being able to do what we bring in the stand-up fighting world bigger and better.”




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Gogoplatapus
11/22/12 4:43:19PM
I don't follow the kickboxing enough as I'd like, but if they could somehow set themselves up to do a big show at MSG that could really spark the interest here in North America.