There are always a number of stars that come out for any UFC event, but tonight in Las Vegas the royalty of Japanese mixed martial arts has come out to see Georges St. Pierre battle B.J. Penn.
Former Pride lightweight champion Takanori Gomi, prized bantamweight and featherweight fighter, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, Olympic Gold medalist Satoshi Ishii, and Caol Uno are all in attendance at UFC 94 to see the action at tonight’s show.
UFC President Dana White has made it no secret that he wouldn’t mind landing any or all of the above competitors. White has also mentioned top rated middleweight competitor, Yoshohiro Akiyama, as a fighter the promotion would like to add as well.
“Kid” Yamamoto was seen several times this week in Dana’s blog, and the top ranked Japanese fighter stopped for a photo opportunity in the Octagon with the president.