Takanori Gomi celebrates after his win over Mitsuhiro Ishida at PRIDE Shockwave 2006. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
At least it’s good to know that the UFC might really be trying to sign Takanori Gomi…
Sam Caplan of Five Ounces of Pain is reporting that a potential deal between the Ultimate Fighting Championship and former PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi has fallen apart according to sources close to UFC lightweight contender Frankie Edgar.
Apparently Edgar was offered a fight against Gomi and accepted the bout only to have the plans fall through after the UFC was unable to sign Gomi to an official contract.
Caplan also says that there is currently no indication as to why the deal fell apart or if the two sides will be returning to the bargaining table in the near future.
We also reported earlier this month that World Victory Road President Naoya Kinoshita has stated publicly that he is currently in discussions with Gomi’s management team to bring “The Fireball Kid” to the brand new promotion this year.
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