What if Genki Sudo didn't retire early?

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  1. Felya

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    I feel like we really missed out on a potential all time great with him retiring so early. Lots of dream matches against BJ Penn, Faber, Edgar, Aldo, etc.
     
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    Then we might actually know who he is.
     
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    I think he'd lose.
     
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    Define early
     
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    The fanbase would be a lot bigger? Who'd be watching, you ask?

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    Vitor CroCop Right Wing Liberal Banned

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    At least post some highlights for the noobs.
     
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    Because you not knowing who he is means anything. What a dumb cunt

    Genki was one of the most fun fighters to watch ever. Dude fought Butterbean FFS
     
  8. GIBLERTBAPTISTA

    GIBLERTBAPTISTA PRIDE was better tbh

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    He would have fought in DREAM probably. So more likely matchups would have been JZ, Kid rematch, Aoki etc. I don't think he would have fared well tbh.
     
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    Then he would have taken more fights.
     
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    There would've been a ton of fun fights for Genki but it is what it is. He gave the world eight years of greatness.
     
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    Loved Sudo and his "we are all one" poster. Dude was exciting to watch
     
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    Genki was a very interesting fighter. Today, people would have LOVED him. I can't say he retired early since his career was actually fairly long in combat sports. You can see genki versus a very young Nate Marquardt for instance in pancrase. He did a bit of kickboxing as well. In any case, most remember his entrances, but in the ring he could pull some funky mind game bullshit. He'd bust out the robot and turn it into a spinning backfist, moonwalk backward into takedowns. Randomly stand still looking at the crowd before suprise attack jabbing. He was creative without being a dickhead. He had a near complete game to back up his shenanigans, although to be fair he was behaved in his UFC run. Speaking of which, he got screwed in that run. I think had he stayed in the game he'd have been a very solid high level gatekeeper and a squirreley matchup most would want to avoid.
     
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    Genki Sudo was ahead of his time
     
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    More realistic question - does anything change if he isn't robbed against Bang Ludwig?
     
  15. Felya

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    I agree with most of this. He would have been one of the most popular and loved fighters on the roster if he was around in modern era. I think he could have had a run as champ as well.
     
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    He got robbed so badly against Ludwig that they actually changed the rules of the sport. Seriously.
     
  17. legatoblues

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    Yep.

    Didn't mention that fight by accident....
     
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    He should have fought Mayhem Miller.
    I would have loved him to fight Rumina Sato as well.
     
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