FEG event producer Sadaharu Tanikawa said Friday that although Uno won't participate at "Dynamite!! 2008" due to an injury, Uno will be back with DREAM next year.
"I heard about a rumor that he wanted to fight in the UFC," Tanikawa said. "He called me and said, 'I want to participate in the UFC, but I know DREAM is where I fight. I have no intention to leave DREAM.'"
The rumor of Uno leaving started from the current issue of Japanese magazine Gong Kakutougi in which Uno expressed his interest in returning to the UFC.
Uno (25-11-4) fought for the UFC from February 2001 to September 2003, amassing a record of 2-4-1. Uno has fared better fghting exclusively for FEG (K-1 and DREAM) the past four years, winning ten of fifteen. In his most recent fight in September, Uno lost to Shinya Aoki in the semifinals of the 2008 DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix.