by Scott Petersen
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MMAWeekly.com leads the way in Bushido 10 coverage as today in Tokyo, Japan, Pride held a press conference for their Bushido show this weekend. MMAWeekly.com was the first North American website in the world to get you the pictures and video first.
The main reason for the press conference was to deliver Takanori Gomi and Dan Henderson their second belts at this Welterweight/Lightweight signing ceremony.
Gomi and Henderson already received their GP Tournament championship belts for their respective weight classes- Lightweight and Welterweight. But, since those tournaments were to decide who the champions would be of those two weight classes, Pride still had to present them with their belts as Lightweight and Welterweight champions.
Gomi said, “I am very happy to fight for the first Pride Bushido this year as champion. As far as the motivation, I think the motivation to fight in the regular Pride Bushido’s is slightly different than fighting in the GP. But, that difference is good.”
Dan Henderson said of the occasion, “Before my last fight here in Pride, I didn’t have any belts. Now I have two. So, it’ll make my luggage a little heavier coming back to Pride every time, and it’s gonna make my opponents want to fight me twice as bad. So, I welcome the challenge…”