The DREAM era basically has been dead for months, but the final nail in the coffin likely has been pounded in.
According to a report from AsianMMA.com, DREAM's remaining parent company, Real Entertainment Co. Ltd., has closed shop. And that appears to be the end of the Japanese promotion.
DREAM's final event was held this past New Year's Eve at Saitama Super Arena, just north of Tokyo.
The writing had been on the wall for DREAM for months after its other parent company, Fighting and Entertainment Group, filed for bankruptcy in May. Without FEG, and with no real plans for any events, Real Entertainment called it a day, as well.
DREAM had hoped to become the new PRIDE for Japan, after PRIDE was purchased by Zuffa in March 2007. Many PRIDE executives formed DREAM about a year after Zuffa's purchase of the former MMA powerhouse promotion...Full Story