How good was Nobuhiko Takada?

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  1. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    PRIDE veteran, in a way a face of PRIDEFC, I think the senior to Sakuraba, the legend, in the same gym or something like that.

    I know people shit on Takada a lot, and talk about fake fights and what not, and he has a shit record, but he took Rickson down and was going for heel hooks on Rickson from guard.

    This guy fought

    Rickson Gracie x 2
    Royce Gracie
    Prime Mark Kerr
    Prime Mark Coleman
    Prime Mirko
    Prime Igor
    Prime Bernardo
    Prime Tamura

    They talk about Cain being the greatest heavyweight of all time, but argubly this guy faced a better competition.
     
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    All his MMA fights were works
     
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  3. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    no
     
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    diapered Takada is untouchable.

    literally, no one wants to touch him like that.
     
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    yea that one was pretty bad lmao
     
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    M Bison was the japanese GOAT

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    Not really, tho a few were

    I was watching Takada and Gary Albright and Kiyoshi Tamura (who later on knocked Takada out for real in early Pride), Kandahar, Sakuraba in a Japanese promotion called Bushido (way before Pride) which I didn’t know was their version of pro wrestling till I was a lot older and it’s what got me into Pride and UFC later on

    He was their biggest star by far and had a great rivalry with Gary Albright

    Those were the days man
     
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    Facing a high level of competition is not = beating a high level of competition.
     
  12. JustOnce

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    that's real tho.
    Tamura is no joke
     
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    It's impossible to know because he was a big wig who was involved in fixed fights.

    I remember being very impressed that he lasted so long against Igor and Crocop, but there's no way to know they weren't paid to carry his ass.

    Remember Tamura knocked him the fuck out and then acted scared, like it was an accident and he didn't mean to KO him.

    Enson Inoue says he's a bitch too
     
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    Tne Gary Albright full Nelso suplex looked brutal
     
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    Literal trash. The Brock Lesnar of JMMA
     
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    Tamuras reaction is the best, he knows he fucked up and is gping to be deali g with the Yakuza
     
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    Similar to Mr. Satan from DBZ.
     
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    he would beat dana up
     
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    Apparently he was good enough to tap out Coleman ;)
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    He was good at handing out checks...that lead to a victory on his record...

    Was also pretty good at grabbing into Sakus and Matsuis pockets...

    Outstanding at playing the drums allmost butt-naked...that was probably the most awesome thing about him...
     
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