UFC plans first trip to Japan since 2000
LAS VEGAS – The UFC could make its return to Japan in 2011.
UFC President Dana White today confirmed recent rumors that plans are underway for the organization to return to Japan for the first time since 2000.
“The rumor is true,” said White. “We’re going to Japan, and probably soon. This year.”
The company has been preparing for its return to Japan by snapping up many of the top Japanese mixed martial artists. Top featherweight contender Hatsu Hioki was the latest signee – he’s expected to debut in the fall.