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Media TBT: Don Frye visiting Yoshihiro Takayama after he was paralyzed back in 2017

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  1. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    Takayama was paralyzed due to a failed spot in a pro wrestling match in Japan in 2017 (DDT Promotion)

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    For the young kids who didn't know, these two guys gave the MMA world one of, if not the most exciting and heart stopping toe to toe exchanges, and one of the greatest fights ever in PRIDE 21 (2002)

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    It was legendary.
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    *Update as of July 2020*

    Takayama has been in rehab in the last couple of years and as of last year, can stand now with support.

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    Source: https://ameblo.jp/takayama-do/entry-12610047872.html

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    Respect to both legends.
     
  2. CasualBot Sherdog Spell Checker

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    Heart knows Heart

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  3. RileyReidsPlug Banned Banned

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    That's awesome! I'd love to sit down and have a beer with Don.
     
  4. letgodiego Purple Belt

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    don frye is a good dude. unless he's talking about mark kerr lol
     
  5. AmericanMMA Brown Belt

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    Sad to see him in rough shape. Two legends. All time legends.
     
  6. TARTARA Bare Bone Chin

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    Dats Tuff !
     
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  7. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    This is rough to see... A guy that size with all that extra weight - must be painful as fuck for him to do any sort of physio, not to mention the complications of having two attendants instead of one.

    Apparently he did it during a botched shooting star press, a la Lesnar.

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    Poor guy.
     
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  8. KantoTerror Gold Belt

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    Back when Just Bleed was the shit...
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  9. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    Ok so I did a little digging, and it serms like he continues to improve.

    He can do 10kg assisted push ups



    Appears to be gaining leg mobility

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    And is still both cooler, and more handsome than you

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    Which is good to know.

    War Takyama.
     
  10. HatKick Purple Belt

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    That postfight moment of respect brings tears to my eyes. That's what it's all about. I wish Takayama happiness and peace of mind.
     
  11. KantoTerror Gold Belt

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    he needs his blonde luscious locks back though...
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  12. usernamee Silver Belt

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    Reminds me of The Reem visiting Hiromitsu Kanehara in the hospital

     
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  13. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    He does, but I'm not sure the doctors would be able to keep it professional with that amount of sexy.

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    Raw. Animal. Magnetism.
     
  14. KantoTerror Gold Belt

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    the original sexy-yama
     
  15. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    Much respect.
     
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  16. Rizin prepping the rematch contracts now
     
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  17. JohnSAFTAHess Brown Belt

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    Glad to see the Hawtness making strides. It's been a long road by the sounds of it, but I believe he wasn't expected to make this level of progress. A real bad ass.
     
  18. Ace70 V2 Red Belt

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    That's fucking legit. They had a legendary bout. Nothing but respect
     
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  19. Andrey Kamensky Black Belt

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    Wow. <RomeroSalute><mma1>
     
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  20. Some say that was the greatest fight of all time, and I'm inclined to agree.
     

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