Today, Sherdog.com released an excellent interview with Ed Fishman where he discusses his hopes to purchase PRIDE FC.
Fishman expresses his hopes to eventually have a chance to purchase the organization but he also reveals that he hasn’t currently had any discussions with PRIDE or Mr. Sakakibara.
Ed Fishman: Yes I am. I wish I could have a chance to buy PRIDE. It’s to me the best MMA in the business. And I have absolutely made that known to Mr. Sakakibara — I call him Nobu. We have not gone into real heavy details yet. He is back in Japan now, and he’ll be here next week when we’re getting ready for the 24th. I’m sure we’ll have more conversations then, but I am dead serious about buying it.
While they haven’t currently had any discussions, Fishman hopes to kick them off in a week or so when Sakakibara comes to the States for the upcoming PRIDE show.
Fishman: As soon as possible. [Sakakibara] is coming here in a week or so to do the 24th, and I’m sure we’ll spend a lot of time talking about it.