Originally Posted by MMAATHLETE
not saying consistently gets the shit beat out of him maybe the matsui example wasnt the best to mention lol
Well, he was also part of Takada Dojo (and Takada was a big part of PRIDE), and Sakuraba's best friend/training partner.
So they would not cut him like that...
And win or lose (ok, lose most of the time.. except that epic Pele fight), he was always putting exciting performances against bigger opponents, sometimes on short notice.
I love Matsui, great warrior. His fight with Kazuhiro Nakamura was short, but action-packed.
Now Dana cuts top 10 fighters like Okami and Fitch for bullshit reasons, screw that guy.