Any Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto Fans?

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  1. vladimirvlad

    vladimirvlad MMA is my life

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    I loved this fighter so much, I even cried when he died. His fights were always entertaining to watch, to me at least.
    The guy holds (unsure) the fastest Pride FC finish against Kazuyuki Miyata (3 or 4 seconds).



    It is Rani Yahya finish.



    I loved this guy so much but he had no luck... So what do you think of Norifumi Yamamoto?
     
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  2. noizer

    noizer Red Belt

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    i think you will find many Kid fans over here on this board including myself.

    that said both those fights you mentioned happend in K-1 hero's. Kid never fought in Pride. doesnt take away the fact that Yamamoto is an absolute mma legend who at one time was one of if not the best lighter weight fighter in the world.
     
  3. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    Kid has a more complicated legacy than people like to admit. He was undeniably a piece of shit in the ring, and should have been banned from the UFC for life for pulling off stunts like this:

    At 3:40


    At 1:25


    Undeniably a P4P great of his time.
     
  4. trentkelp

    trentkelp Purple Belt

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    Was a beast
     
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    PlayswellwithLawnDarts Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Watched some of his fights on Dream when DirectTV aired them. Used to enjoy those.
     
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    Katsumi Yamada Gold Belt

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    Legend. Really a unique and spectacular fighter. A little man with a big personality too.

    Unfortunately, like so many others his career was ruined by injury.
     
  7. vladimirvlad

    vladimirvlad MMA is my life

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    ah, thank you, it was a K-1 hero, sorry for misspelling. Yeah, I am a super huge fan of his, I love him even today despite he rests six feet below.
     
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    vladimirvlad MMA is my life

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    Yeah, this guy was fabulous... I enjoyed his fights so much, I was crying like a baby when he died...
     
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    trentkelp Purple Belt

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    Only fight i said no to!
     
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    cookdaddy OG of OG's

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    Great fighter, shitty martial artist.
     
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    K4BOSH Purple Belt

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    I always wonder how his career would have went if he stayed with Enson Inoue at Purebred
     
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    lukeuidswords Brown Belt

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    Top guy talked shit on his wife and sister and deserved what he got
     
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    lukeuidswords Brown Belt

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    His career was kneecapped when his father pushed him to make the Beijing Olympics at wrestling and he destroyed his knee and elbow in qualifying. Enson was a positive influence though regardless.
     
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    K4BOSH Purple Belt

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    I remember. I remember his hot ass wife during those K1 Max fights as well.
     
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    Fatality Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I remember her bawling when Mike Zambidis flattened him, it was very funny. Had no idea that Yamamoto was dead though.
     
  17. cvx123

    cvx123 White Belt

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    Most people are fans of Kid Yamamoto. Great fighter.
     
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    JSnake Purple Belt

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    Any Kid Yamamoto fans care to enlighten me on why he called himself "God's Son"/"Child of God"?

    I assumed he was just really religious, but never saw him go over the top with his beliefs like Benson Henderson.
     
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  19. vladimirvlad

    vladimirvlad MMA is my life

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    to be honest, I am a big fan of his, but I have never discovered that. He was just a world-class fighter I was a fan of his inside the ring and Octagon.
     
  20. Aerosol

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    Im a fan
    Trough a midget friend

    Back in 08 I introduced him to mma while he talked about his favorite k1 fighter, Kid Yamamoto
    We both loved Andy Hug so we became friends right away
    Sad for his passing RIP
     
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