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Japan's big plans for New Year's Eve

Updated: December 1, 2010, 3:04 PM ET
By Jake Rossen

How desperate is Japan's fight scene right now? In addition to repeated reports of foreign fighters getting slow- or no-paid, events being postponed or cancelled, and big stars either fading or retiring, there's mounting evidence that promoters are increasingly becoming dependent on the success of one show: FEG, which houses K-1, is rumored to be chasing mostly retired Sumo Chad "Akebono" Rowan for a New Year's Eve fight with Kazushi Sakuraba. This is the kind of thing P.T. Barnum would have a ...

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