As usual, DJ taiki was complaining.
"I watched the fight four times and I believe I won that fight. Also by judging from fans' reaction at the venue, I believe I won."
DJ was talking about his fight against Makoto Kamaya back in June. One judge gave to DJ and two others called it even.
However DJ kept on complaining and finally at the press conference held on Wednesday, DEEP head Shigeru Saeki told the reporters that he is now seriously considering about creating and implementing "DJ Special Rules" where there will be no judges, and if the fight went to the end then it will be automatically declared as draw.
Obviously, DEEP would have to convince Seiji Akao, DJ's next opponent, to take the fight under this special rules therefore Saeki is only "considering" at this point. Akao has three wins over Tatsumitsu Wada who will be challenging Yoshiro Maeda's DEEP bantamweight title in this same show. Yet Akao hasn't won a fight since October 2011 so this is an opportunity for this 27-year old fighter from team NEX Sports. A win over DJ taiki would put him back in line for a title shot. Which means, giving up an option to win a fight via decision can be something not so practical for Akao.
And the same theory could apply to DJ as well. If he beats Akano, who has three wins over Wada, then he might get a title shot against a winner of Maeda vs Wada. So why would he want no judges?
However DJ taiki has his own way of seeing the world so he might insist on this special rules.Who knows because its very difficult to predict anything about DJ taiki.
DEEP Office Presents
DEEP 59 IMPACT
Saturday, August 18th, 2012 at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open - 17:30 / Fight Starts - 18:00
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
DEEP Bantamweight Title Bout 5 min / 3R
Yoshiro Maeda (Japan / Pancrase Inagaki-gumi) vs Tatsumitsu Wada (Japan / Yoshida Dojo)
Masakazu Imanari (Japan / Team-ROKEN) vs Makoto Oishi (Japan / Freelance)
DJ taiki (Japan / Freelance) vs Seiji Akao (Japan / NEX Sports)
Yoichi Fukumoto (Japan / Itadaki Jiujitsu) vs LUIZ (Brazil / Zendo-kai)
SEIGO (Japan / TEAM Tokyo CLUTCH) vs ATSUSHI (Japan / BLUE DOG GYM)
Ken Hasegawa (Japan / BAD SECURITY) vs Yamato (Japan / SPIDER)
Doo Ho Choi (Korea / CMA KOREA) vs Kosuke Umeda (Japan / R-BLOOD)
Yusaku Nakamura (Japan / MMA Studio STYLE) vs. Hirotaka Miyagawa (Japan / ALLIANCE)
Yusuke Kagiyama (Japan / MMA Dojo Cobra-kai) vs Masahito Hisataka (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishu-kai Tokyo Headquarters)
Yoshitomo Watanabe (Japan / AACC) vs Yuta (Japan / ALLIANCE)
Yusaku Tsukumo (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishu-kai Yokohama Dojo) vs Yuki Okano (Japan / Mach Dojo)
VIP - 15,000 yen / SRS - 10,000 yen / A - 8,000 yen / B - 6,000 yen
*500 yen more at the door.
Report by Shu Hirata
Photo courtesy of DEEP blog - The Wild Side of DEEP