Friday, January 28, 2022

Rulon Gardner To Fight At PRIDE 32?, Major Card Update

Dave Meltzer of WrestlingObserver.com is reporting the following:

“As of this moment:

If Barnett doesn't get cleared, Nastula would face O'Haire.

If Hunt's visa issues aren't cleared up, Butterbean now would most likely face Gardner in an MMA match, but that isn't definite as Pride hasn't made the final call. Gardner is obviously a far greater expense as a sub, and with no publicity, you are deriving no benefit financially from what would have to be well into six figures for a sub.

If both Barnett and Hunt can't fight, then Nastula vs. O'Haire and Buttebean vs. Gardner, both under MMA rules, is what will happen.”

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