| | Yarennoka - worked fights?
Did anybody watch Yarennoka? I caught the replay on HDnet... i know i'll catch crap for this, but is there any chance some of the fights on that card were worked? I thought i saw some pulled punches and guys giving up positions a little too easily... the two fights in particular i'm wary of are the Takimoto vs. Bustamante fight and the Ishida vs. Melendez fight. Especially in the Bustamante fight... i've never seen a guy get full mount or take a guys back so many times and lose. Then I also remembered some allegations after pride folded saying some DSE promoters offered guys more money if they lost to japanese fighters (weren't there former DSE guys involved with this promotion?).
Anyway, total speculation on my part and i hate to make such a damning accusation but i've re-watched those two fights a few times now and i think i'm on to something.