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  1. 9 minutes ago, yohcun said:

    I suspect Taka-yoshi-toshi-goshi-moshi is actually better poised to enter MMA than those guys, Osunaarashi, and Baruto, etc., because he's young, and has shed so much of his "sumo weight".

    He is training with Enson Inoue who is a legend, i think he might do better than the others who attempted to cross the bridge.

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  2. 53 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

    Sumo doesn't really translate well to MMA because it's so limited as a discipline compared to what the rest of the MMA fighters usually have. No strikes, kicks, punches, or holds. Even Wajima and Akebono didn't do very well as MMA fighters.

    The rikishi who would do good in mma would be the ones that are good with harite and kachiage, mainly harite, take a look at Bas Rutten in pancrase, too bad the kyokai doesn't encourage these techniques. Kyokudozan and Hakuho would be the best representatives.

    Fun fact, Lyoto Machida trained sumo in his youth and his balance is one of the best of all time in mma.

  3. 1 hour ago, cyclonicleo said:

    Not surprised to see RIZIN pick him up for this. He's a known name, brings some controversy and attitude, all of which means more ticket sales or publicity. They've matched him against Dylan James, who is a pro-wrestler from New Zealand, with no record either. I've followed Japanese MMA for many years and these fights are usually messy, ugly affairs. It'll be interesting to see how he goes and if he can take a punch.

    I was worried that the promoters would put him against an actual professional fighter but it shouldn't be hard for him to beat this guy.

    Remember what happened to Oosunaarashi? Lost to the worst mma fighter ever (Laughing...)

  4. 4 minutes ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

    He did classic yotsu sumo for 15 days. His technique was correct and precise. He showed great balance and executed his winning moves perfectly. What else do you want?

    People were asking why Terunofuji got the gino-sho, this is a pretty good explanation.

    Although Terunofuji's style is all about strength, he did everything right to win with his style.

  5. 2 minutes ago, Pandaazuma said:

    The Oracle standings are meaningless until the last few days, and even then, it is impossible to know who will win. There are other ways however... ;)

    Guess i'll skip looking at the standing for oracle untill the last days, spare me some depression.

  6. I'm quite happy with my performances in some games, in ohers i'm just trash like in Oracle.

    Every basho i played Oracle i was the last from day one until the last few days:'-(

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