Having already signed Pride FC's middleweight and light heavyweight champion in Dan Henderson, White openly admitted that he would like to bring in another one of Pride's champions:
Lightweight champion Takanori Gomi.
When asked about Gomi, White was quick to respond:
"I've wanted to sign Takanori Gomi for a long time. I am very interested in him,"
At UFC 79, Gomi had ringside seats. Was it just a coincidence or was Gomi at the arena to talk to White?
"Gomi was just here to watch the fights," White said, "He did stop by and say hello though."