“According to several different sources in both Japan and the United States, Dream Stage Entertainment has talked with various groups about selling the Pride Fighting Championships. Most of the prospective buyers are outside the country. Among them are a group from South Korea, as well as several different U.S. groups. It is believed WWE was approached and it is known UFC has been approached.
It’s really a shame, because Dream Stage Entertainment elevated the quality of MMA…to an incredible degree….All of this stems from losing the Fuji Network deal in Japan a few months back….”