Bas Boon Talks About Fedor, the Yakuza, and Pride
Bas Boon makes some really bold accusations in this conversation with Middle Easy. Maybe some Bullies can corroborate some of the info, or do some investigation of their own into this? If even half the stuff he says is true, it wouldn't be hard to imagine the Yakuza still being knee-deep in Sengoku and DREAM.
...Cro Cop was paid to not fight on NYE at the [Inoki] Bom Baye show...Behind the scenes in Kobe, Japan that 2003 NYE fight night I had many Yakuza threats...We told [Nobuyuki ] Sakikabara we would maintain a fight-by-fight relationship with Pride and not sign a long term deal. He even tried to bribe us...