Satoshi Ishii Needs to Hang 'Em Up

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  1. ThunderL1ps

    ThunderL1ps Red Belt

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    Needs to retire.

    His striking looks horrible.

    His striking defensive. Also horrible.

    Uses judo to score a take down but cant' advance guard against a part-time mixed martial artist.

    Should be in his prime, but looks lost in the world of MMA.


    Hang em up Ishii. You're finished.
     
  2. godsedd

    godsedd Purple Belt

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    Why when he can make money beatin up crappy fighters with ease?
     
  3. ThunderL1ps

    ThunderL1ps Red Belt

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    He can't.

    He's the one who gets beat on.
     
  4. Phrozenspite

    Phrozenspite Black Belt

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    Works for bob sapp.
     
  5. ThunderL1ps

    ThunderL1ps Red Belt

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    At least people liked Sapp.

    He won a gold medal and his own people think he's a weirdo.
     
  6. kashmir

    kashmir #1 bullshit belt

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    What a disappointment.
     
  7. HelloJapan

    HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    I didn't see it and i agree 100%.
     
  8. PandaHunter

    PandaHunter Yellow Belt

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    together with Mirko
     
  9. irish_thug

    irish_thug Meme Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Fixed that part for you.
     
  10. qw3rty

    qw3rty R.I.P @FrankieNYC

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    I wonder if M-1 will call him again
     
  11. VIP1349

    VIP1349 Silver Belt

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    For sure he didn't end up living up to expectations. Don't think he needs to retire though, isn't like he's getting KOed all the time.

    Go back to facing low level guys for a bit and see if he can improve.
     
  12. thedevious

    thedevious Everyone Is On PEDs Except Me

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    Bust. It was only a matter of time before fighting aged legends backfired (The Abu Schaubi effect)
     
  13. Slongkong

    Slongkong Brown Belt

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    he needs to drop to 205
     
  14. Jay_Winter

    Jay_Winter Blue Belt

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    At this point, it doesn't look like he'll ever be a world beater, even if he drops to light heavy. But 205 would be a better fit for him if he has anything left in the tank, along with a move to Bellator, though I'm guessing as a judo gold medalist, his best paydays are in Japan.

    So, if that's the case, then, a handful more of these heavyweight fights in Japanese promotions, and then a quiet retirement. But hey, he's still under 30, so who knows.
     
  15. Torrid

    Torrid Cunning Linguist

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    Over dramatic much? The guy is making big money and it's not like he's getting brutalized left and right. Even last night's KO was really a TKO. The high kick clipped him, he staggered, Mirko swarmed with punches and Ishii turned into the ropes.

    I don't understand people's obsession on this website with telling a guy to quit his job. Is Ishii a flop as far as expectations go? Yeah. Is he fighting in the wrong weight class? Probably. Can he squeeze out a few more years of paydays? You bet.
     
  16. eseseses681

    eseseses681 Purple Belt

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    Improvement = impossible. Especially at heavyweight, where the age cutoff's in your 20's. Another guy who should retire is this Alexey Oleinik guy. I mean, it's 2012, and he's 2-4 in his last six fights, with three knockout losses and a decision loss to freakin' Jeff Monson. He's never gonna make it to the top-15 of heavyweight at his age, and if he's lost against Neil Grove there's no way he's gonna beat even someone like Cro Cop. He won't even beat Jeff Monson in a rematch. Yeah, Oleinik should also hang 'em up.

    Also, if there's any problems Ishii's having, it's not with his weight. He's a very strong, trim 240. If Ishii's supposed to drop down to 205, Cro Cop and Kongo are also probably fighters that have to drop to 205.

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  17. Mikedh

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    To be fair, he isn't getting brutalized left and right only because he is fighting geriatrics, retired fighters and guys who don't even prepare to fight him. Iron sharpens iron, and you won't get him to be a young lion if he is fighting people on holiday that are also physically not able to compete anymore. He looked like the same fighter that sat on JLB four years ago and got booed outta the joint.
     
  18. The_Renaissance

    The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    I don't disagree.

    If a 199yr old Mirko lands his slow-motion headkick, you're struggling.

    Ishii had so much potential, great credentials but he doesn't seem to take MMA seriously t=and losing to MCC at this stage, isn't a great thing. Mirko is past it, and if he puts a beatdown on you, bearing in mind what Brendan Schaub did to him, you're never gonna be elite.
     
  19. Pepy

    Pepy I have made a huge mistake

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    Rogan needs to have a talk with him.
     
  20. ThunderL1ps

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    To face faster guys? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
     

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