I hope its true, with a japenese event, a shit load of cash thrown in it and some of the top fighters signed, this fight org could pick up where pridefc left off pretty damn fast. Especially now the mma in japan is limited, the japenese fans are waiting the return of pride in some way, shape or form. With all these multi millionnaires coming into mma and promoting events like m1, the ufc have a hell of alot more to compete with. Fair enough these investers wont have a clue about mma or how to promote or host these shows, but bas rutten and stephen quadros are availible for comentating, they'll sell it for you.
Barnett and hunt must be next on the m1 hit list !!!!!!