The last time UFC President Dana White met Japanese combat sports icon Nobuyuki Sakakibara, he left with ownership of the PRIDE Fighting Championship.
No hard feelings, I guess.
“Floyd surprised me by inviting Dana to his house during a meeting,” Sakakibara wrote on Instagram. “It’s been 15 years since we last saw each other.”
Sakakibara now runs RIZIN, which is like Diet PRIDE.
There was little explanation as to why White and Sakakibara were meeting with boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., but most of the top-secret deals remain secret until the contracts are signed and filed.
“HOOOOOOOLY SHIIIIIIIT !!!!!! WTF is happening here, ”White joked to his fans.
My favorite theory coming from social media rumors is that former UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo, still under contract with White, is boxing with Mayweather at Sakakibara’s New Years Eve show in Saitama.
I guess Ryan Garcia was busy that night.