Denis Kang with New Gym in Korea

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  1. Maruchan

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    that's awesome, I'll probably visit his gym when I return to Korea this summer.
     
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    Nice, good for Kang
     
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    I'm guessing he thought he could Market himself better in Korea as him and The Sex are the most recognisable Korean (Mixed) fighters ?

    Conjecture but is he more well Known In Korea then Canada ?
     
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    thomas the train is known worldwide....
     
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    its helps that his brother is a pretty well known idol/model/actor in SK
     
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    Kang isn't that well known but I haven't been keeping up with Korean media too much. Akiyama is pretty well known, he appears on shows pretty often.

    Will make sure to stop by his facility if I visit this summer. Good looks
     
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    He is not very well known to the People of korea for his career.
    He is rather known as a older brother of Julien Kang who is a model, actor, and TV show guest.


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    You see who looks like a model, he is Julien Kang

    Many do not even know who DK is. DK didn't speak any korean, he wasn't fond of media, he did not come by and do something that would make a name in korea than winning a Spirit MC tournerment which is like waaaaay unknown to public and to MMA fans even in korea. JK does speak korean, he went out there by little fame of DK and the fame is rushing back into his older brother. Which ain't much.

    Meanwhile, Sexy was born in korea, has a nice background story, a really dramatic life shown on TV, and he is ethnically korean(Zainichi as the Japanese people call them, Zainichi don't become "japanese" cuz many Japanese don't like them) and he speaks korean, he has a cute baby daughter, he is SEXY. there you have it. Sexy has amount of fame in korea as in the level of Psy right now. BUT he isn't known for his UFC and K-1 heroes career. They don't even know him as a UFC fighter :(

    if Sexy were to come back, he should headline an UFC event in korea, cuz it would really attract public into MMA here.
     
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    I miss Kang a lot. The guy was a great fighter and fell on really hard times. Some of the upset losses in the UFC for him were awful to see. I can't remember off the top of my head but I think it was the Bisping loss where I was so upset.
     
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    I want him to do well, but he chose the worst location for a mma gym. Team Posse is at Seonleung, Team One, John Frankl is at Apgujung, and KZMMA, Lee Hee Seung bjj, Jiujitsu World is at Gangnam. All 10 minutes apart.
    The gym looks really nice though.
     
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    Last time I saw Kang he was KOing some chubby Korean can at a RoadFC show about a year ago. Effed up thing was the doctors came and checked on the guy after the KO, and then they just left him unattended. They are literally raising Kang's hand and giving him flowwers and shit and in the background you see a guy laying on the mat rolling around a little bit.
     
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    Posse has Nam Yui chul, Team One, probably Road FC team right?, and Korean Zombie and DK in 10 minute zone? what a choice they have in Gangnam!
     
  14. Maruchan

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    Oh my god, Denis Kang was on the Korean version of Dancing with the Stars:





     
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    I honestly would have guessed "none of them".


    Anyway, good for Denis. As a fighter he was always somehow less than the sum of his parts, so maybe he'll turn out to be a better trainer than fighter.
     
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    While there is some/much truth to what you say about Akiyama, he was born in Osaka.
     
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    Good for Denis. I wish him success.
     
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    good bit of info. Thanks
     

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