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PRIDE purchase update: Dana White lands in Japan

dana white talks about prideUFC President Dana White -- the same man who denied rumors just last week that the Fertittas reached an agreement to purchase its biggest rival -- has landed in the Land of the Rising Sun just hours before a scheduled PRIDE FC press conference at Roppongi Hills Arena in Tokyo.

His presence at the event, along with other UFC officials, seems to be the final piece of a puzzle that has jerked MMA fans in every which direction since rumors began to swirl months ago.

In fact, is claiming that the deal is 100 percent done. And, Dave Meltzer over at appears to have his finger on the pulse of how things will most likely function once the deal is finalized., too, does a good job of breaking down the possibilities.

The press conference is still a few hours away. Therefore, it's important to wait for the details to emerge before reaching absolute conclusions.

However, with White in Japan it's clear that we are only hours away from the biggest announcement in the history of mixed martial arts -- one that will forever change the landscape of the sport forever.

And, I'm still trying to figure whether or not that is a good thing.

Rest assured, we'll pass along news from the press conference as soon as we can.

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