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Nobuyuki Sakakibara is the CEO of Rizin Fighting Federation in Japan. From 1997 to 2007 he ran PRIDE, a Japan-based MMA tournament. Rizin was established in 2015, with the same goal.

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23 May, 2016

RIZIN CEO: McGregor, Rousey great for Japan

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Sakakibara says McGregor and Rousey would be welcomed in Japanese MMA.

He would do fantastic. The fans would go crazy over him. Their style, Conor and Ronda, given the weight class and divisions of who they are, being able to make such a huge success financially, that has changed history within the fight game.