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Satoshi Ishii's debut will be after the fall in 2009

Satoshi Ishii, who is the Judo gold medalist in Beijing Olympic, had an interview with Dailysports in Tokyo on December 9. In the interview, he said his debut would be after the fall in 2009.

He was expected to debut next spring. After starting his serious MMA training, he found out that he needed more time to be ready.

"I'm not even sure when I can officially make an announcement about the event I belong to. What I am focusing on right now is to develop both striking and submitting skills. I used to think I only needed to work on striking to debut. However, I realized that it was essencial to improve my submitting skills and learn how to combine both techniques."

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