Wednesday, February 7, 2007


By Loretta Hunt

Gaming industry and entertainment entrepreneur Ed Fishman announced today that he is throwing his hat in the ring – the combative ring that is. Fishman confirmed his intentions to facilitate the purchase of either part or the whole of the Japanese super promotion PRIDE Fighting Championships from its owners Dream Stage Entertainment.

Fishman, who was appointed president of PRIDE USA this past summer, says he has recently met with Dream Stage’s CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara regarding the company’s changing of hands. Fishman says it is his understanding Sakakibara is the majority owner of the world talent-laden fight promotion. (Currently in Japan, Sakakibara was unreachable for comment today.)

“I hope I get the chance to buy PRIDE,” Fishman told The Fight Network this afternoon. “Since I saw it four years ago, I have discussed with Nobu [Sakakibara] about buying it, but nothing has been concluded yet.”

(Read More)

No comments: