Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi is hopeful a wave of athletes from her homeland will join her on the ONE Championship roster.
The atomweight warrior spoke of her hopes for the future at a press conference to announce the organization’s debut live events in Tokyo, Japan in 2019.
She is scheduled to compete at one of two planned shows in the nation’s capital city, but she hopes she will not be the only native woman on those bills.
“Hopefully, it will be like that, because there are a lot of good women fighters in Japan who are looking for an opportunity to compete in bigger promotions,” she said.
“I think when I competed for ONE Championship, it’s been inspiring for them, so yes, please, give Japanese women the chance to compete in ONE Championship.”