Great fighters who started in Judo?

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  1. FireKidWS

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    Watched an old Karo Parisyan fight. The arm throw he did in that fight was pretty incredible.

    Got me thinking about many fighters that started in Judo.

    I feel most start in wrestling or BJJ.

    Are there any great fighters that started out in Judo?
     
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    Ronda reached championship status. But GREAT fighter? I will leave that up to the members to decide.
     
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    Well, I obviously knew about Honda.

    Is Sexyama really a Judo guy?
     
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    Bro Karo was a beast bro.
     
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    Yeah he's extremely good although he's a little slippery at times.
     
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    Tsuyoshi Kohsaka
    Yoshida
    Nakamura
    Oleg
     
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    Good call. Maybe also Naoya Ogawa but probably not a great MMA fighter.
     
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    Yoshida was a great Judoka (Olympic gold medallist) and a pretty good MMA fighter. Never truly elite, but gave Wand all he could handle twice.
     
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    Don’t really know these names to be honest.

    Should I know these guys? Who is propably most famous out of them?
     
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    Prime Karo had some awesome grappling wars

    Diego, Nick and GSP fights were all awesome
     
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    Yep, he won gold at the Asia Games which is much tougher than winning in the Olympics.
     
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    They all had some very good wins. In MMA Kohsaka or Nakamura had longer careers with more fights but Yoshida was most famous in Pride. Kohsaka also has a "win" over Fedor.
     
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