Media MMA ROOTS: THE STORY OF YUKI NAKAI

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  1. Inverse Ginger Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    MMA ROOTS: THE STORY OF YUKI NAKAI


    In the third edition of MMA Roots, Sherdog Brazilian correspondent Marcelo Alonso recalls the history of Japanese Samurai Yuki Nakai, the 150-pound fighter who in a single night defeated two heavyweights and marched forward after suffering permanent vision loss to face Rickson Gracie in the final of 1995’s Vale Tudo Japan tournament. Being blinded in one eye, Nakai retired from combat but dedicated his life to bringing jiu-jitsu back to Japan. In the video Alonso, who followed his saga since Nakai’s first trip to Brazil, brings some interesting details about the Japanese icon’s martial arts journey.
     
  2. gono btw Rounds...

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    Maxximum Hespect, but he went too far that night... not worth losin´one eye..
     
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    Just the little bit about him in "Choke" was amazing. What heart.
     
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    When I visited this guy, I took a peek at his knick knack showcase along with CD collection including some nasty British progressive albums and I immediately knew he was a subculture nerd. He was very polite in person and answered every point in my oddly long question showing his ability of using keen focus on precise details of information.
     
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    He's a very cool guy.
    Really laid back.

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    Nice. Love learning more about the history of mma.
     
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  7. trentkelp Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I trained with him in Japan! I loved his story and he was always so nice and listen to your every word! Stud person!
     
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    I love hearing Marcelo Alonzo's commentary -- haven't checked in on him for a while. I used to love him on MMA roundtable discussions on the SRN.
     
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