News hit like a thunderclap that Laughter 7 shuttered the front doors earlier this month, only proving the grave situation the Japanese MMA scene is a part of in this year 2013.
Kazushi Sakuraba, however, is in no way having financial problems. Noted many times in his autobiography, he is a simple man, does not spoil his children, and lives a modest life. He has made more money than he plans to need and plans on having enough to put his children through school and live happily. Add in his recent puroresu stint, which has been rumored to be paying a modest sum, and you will find his stress level to be quite low.
Wanderlei Silva has been in Japan a lot leading into UFC Japan 2013, acclimating himself to one of the most horrendous time differences you can impose on yourself on this planet, and mixing about with friends past.
This week, The Axe Murderer paid visit to a former victim of his, the masked man himself, Kazushi Sakuraba. Commenting on times of the past, the two have become rather close friends. Sakuraba and Silva were two of the biggest names in Pride and met each other three times, all of which ended badly for Sakuraba. His autobiography shares how excited (not really) he was to fight those matches and how much of a beast he thought Silva was.
Additionally, there is apparently an interview that was done with the two PrideFC legends, which we are biting at the bit to get our hands on. Once we do, it will be translated in short order and processed for your reading delight.