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Mosab Amrani Possibly Out of Fight With Zeben Diaz on May 27th

MosabWe are hearing reports about a late replacement for one of the K-1 Superfights coming up on May 27th. Sadly, it was one of the more competitive fights that we were all looking forward to in Mosab Amrani vs. Zeben Diaz. While we are waiting to hear back from representatives from Team Amrani or Mousid Gym, the reports come from those inside of the It's Showtime camp that Zeben Diaz will have a new opponent come May 27th in the way of Emad Kadyear. This means that Mosab Amrani is out of the Superfight and off of the card.

Still no explanation as of right now as to why he pulled out, as there is speculation that he suffered an injury this week and that it all happened very, very quickly. Hopefully we have a better explanation for you shortly, but as of right now it looks like Mosab Amrani will not be fighting and no one is clear why.

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FEG's Bankruptcy Makes Waves in Japan

K-1 BankruptFighting Entertainment Group, best known as FEG, has gotten an incredibly bad rep after the past few years, and rightfully so. The sad part is, this led to the K-1 name being dragged through not only the mud, but the pig pen. K-1 is now under new ownership, but a lot of this news has apparently yet to really hit Japan. Tony L and Go Yamamoto, whom I greatly respect and have always been on the ball, published this article on Sherdog that quite simply seems out of date and will simply confuse many fans who have been following this closely. If anything, it reflects the understanding of K-1's current situation in Japan or if you aren't reading LiverKick on a regular basis; hazy, at best.

K-1 Global Holdings has made no ifs about it, their focus is on the United States. Their plan is for three events in the United States in 2012, including the K-1 WGP USA Qualifying Tournament in Los Angeles, the K-1 World Grand Prix Final 16 in Miami and K-1 World Grand Prix Finals in New York.

Today Tanikawa made a public statement, which was published on the FEG official website, confirming that indeed, FEG and himself were beyond broke.

e it gets confusing is how it has been appearing in the media. The same day that Masato appeared to the media alongside Mike Kim to talk about K-1 in Madrid, newspapers in Japan were running headlines stating "K-1 Bankrupt." They were talking about FEG, but there has been very little K-1 news in Japan and even less buzz about K-1 Global Holdings and the "new management" before Masato's appearance.

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Bloodstain Lane Wants You to Watch K-1's Return

It is a ringing endorsement for any promotion when fight afficianado Bloodstain Lane wants you to watch it. It is no surprise that K-1 is on the short list for BSL, especially considering it is their first show in about a year, under new management, and features Badr Hari as well as Daniel Ghita. If you've seen Lane's videos, you know what to expect, if not, you are in for a pleasant surprise. If you aren't down with a little bit of cursing, I'm not really sure what you are down for, because Lane breaks down the event and his knowledge and passion are second-to-none.

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K-1 Headed To Los Angeles, Miami, Taipei And New York This Year

K-1 Global held a press conference to unveal Masato as the new executive producer today, but they also revealed the locations of all their events this year.

K-1 will hold five events this year, downgraded from the seven originally planned. The shows in summer have been scrapped, but from September to December, there are four K-1 events. They are as follows:

Early September - Qualifying World GP 2012/World MAX 2012 in Los Angeles

October - K-1 World GP 2012 Final 16 in Miami

November - K-1 World MAX 2012 Final in Taipei

December - K-1 World GP 2012 Final in New York

So it looks like the World MAX tournament will stage the Final 8 in Taipei, while the World Grand Prix (Heavyweight) tournament gets started off with the Final 16 in Miami and then the Final 8 in New York. Pretty interesting, to say the least.

First, though, is the K-1 World MAX Final 16, which is on May 27 in Madrid, Spain. 16 fighters will fight to advance to the World MAX 2012 Final in Taipei.

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