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Satoshi Ishii's debut in DREAM

Sponichi Annex reported that Satoshi Ishii would show up at Dynamite in NYE and officially announce his participation in DREAM.

He turned down job offers from companies which have strong Judo teams on Oct 25. He confidentially contacts DREAM now. One of his teammates thinks that he will let his supporters know about switching to MMA at a party, celebrating his gold medal, in Osaka on Nov 3.

He talks about details of the contract with DREAM after asking for a release from the All Japan Judo Federation next month. K-1 offered Akebono, a former sumo wrestler, two million Japanese yen for 3 fights in 2003. DREAM probably offers him more than that, probably around five million Japanese yen.

DREAM says "We cannot say anything about Ishii for now." Ishii showed his interests fighting Fedor Emelianenko and Rickson Gracie.