Stateside Japanese MMA fans are hardcore; They stay up until 10:00am watching DREAM because at any moment, a random Japanese demigod could parachute out of the sky and into the arena. Confusing video montages, extravagant walkouts, the most colorful rosters in the business, they collectively play into a mystique that can only be categorized as JMMA. For those of you with deep pockets and little to no day-to-day responsibility, ballerishly flying to Japan to see the spectacle for yourself is a reality. For the rest of us who dig through our sofa cushions for taco money, T. Jay Thompson just appeared on today’s episode of the MMA Hour to announce a partnership of ProElite and DREAM. The plan will is to structure the deal similarly to that of Strikeforce’s pre-Zuffa deal with the FEG, however, under the partnership, DREAM aims to bring their actual events to America, and Pro-Elite will put on shows in Japan. You can finally wear their red Speedos to a stateside MMA event and be around people who understand him.
A press release regarding the details of the partnership is expected this week, but in the meantime check out this trailer for ProElite 3 made by Cynthia Vance. Be sure to follow her on Twitter and let her know you discovered her from MiddleEasy.com. Let the power of the Red Monster be known in the social media interwebs! ProElite 3 goes down this Saturday on HDNet, that is if the world doesn't end.