The fate of JMMA, Shohei Ohtani and Athleticism

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  1. xyzxyz94

    xyzxyz94 Green Belt

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    You'd probably have a better idea but it seems like Japanese are sticking individual combat sports. They're still pretty dominant in Judo, top 5ish in freestyle wrestling, have a handful of boxing champs including a top 10 p4p in Naoya Inoue and kind of run the show in kickboxing.

    All of this combined would lead you to believe they should be right up there with the US, Russia and Brazil in MMA.
     
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    well i'm not from there so no idea but they aren't top 5 ish in freestyle wrestling unless you talking about womens, i think.
     
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    They have the third most medals all time in freestyle wrestling. Probably mostly from woman but they still often medal at the lower weight classes in mens.
     
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    I wish UFC had more interest in Asia as a whole. They go there like 3x per year. I hope Naoki Inoue has a nice future.
     
  5. JustOnce

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    Yeah probably mostly from woman, yeah, I think definitely at lower weight classes, but I'd imagine more in bronze range, those there would be exceptions
     
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    Sherdog is an international community that talks about athletes from all over the world. It is far from xenophobic.
     
  7. JustOnce

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    Well mostly. But there are Trump supporters here, so.
     
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    Not pretty dominant, bro. They still get the most amount of gold in any world international event.. world championships.. olympic games.. they got 8 golds last year in Budapest, lol. 6 more than second place, France. They are definitely No.1 in Judo. I can't wait to see the Abe siblings get better and win more.

    As for wrestling.. 100% with their women's wrestling team. Some of their men's team is good, they managed to get a gold at last year's worlds with Takahashi and a silver in the 2016 olympics with Rei Higuchi. Not as strong as the women's team, but definitely have some very solid male wrestlers.
     
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    Come to think about it, I think they might have placed third in one of those world cups as a team, the men's team I mean. I might be wrong though but I think so. But from the sound of things, Iran and Russia weren't there
     
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    Yes, this sounds like the world cup this year. Turkey, Iran, Georgia or Russia were not there lol. Japan have a good team, but beating the Iranian, Russian or even Turkish/Georgian team.... no
     
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    To be fair to them, they did beat Cubans for the third place so.
     
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    Ohtani would be UFC LHW and HW champ after a few weeks of training
     
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    That guy is the next Babe Ruth...SMH. It is only two months into the season. But if JMMA was to raise again... after baseball he could be the next Canseco to fight a 50 year old Hong Man Choi... :eek:
     
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    To be honest, Hong Man Choi beats 99 percent of the human population, and might be some of the animal kingdom's population too
     
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    Cuba are okay.. they are not as strong as they have been before. They have 2 greco Olympic champions though. Cuba are solid, though. Always have tough guys. Good win for Japan.
     
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    I think the guy who lost Aaron Pico in one of the junior world finals is on that team, and I think he didn't do too bad in world championships, but I could be wrong, at best third, but maybe worse, not sure, maybe not third,
     
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    Only thing I didn't like about Ohtani was that he said he wanted to go to a smaller market, then he went to LA.

    Yes, I'm a rustled Yankee fan.
     
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    I wish Pico could return to wrestling for a short while.. just to see where he is at. He would need some catching up to do, but could get decent results. Not sure who Pico beat, whether it was Bonne or Valdes. Both are quite good. Bonne always loses to top guys though.
     
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    Well it's Angels.

    Can you imagine Yankees with Ohtani tho

    Gardner
    Judge
    Ohtani
    Stanton
    Gregorious
    Gardner
    Hicks


    Severino
    Ohtani
    Tanaka
    CC
    Grey
     
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    Well Pico is better than Zain, who i think is having a pretty good career in NCAA.

    I don't think Zain would ever been better than Pico if Pico stayed in wrestling, I think number 2s like that don't number 1s
     

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