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It will be to the rank of ozeki, with Harumafuji looking to secure promotion to yokozuna by winning the tournament in September, that many will be looking, but the sekiwake trio of Kotoshogiku (11-4), Kisenosato (10-5), and Kakuryu (10-5) are all within grasp of promotion to ozeki with a good basho come senshuraku.

Zensho yusho for Kisenosato. You heard it there first.

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It will be to the rank of ozeki, with Harumafuji looking to secure promotion to yokozuna by winning the tournament in September, that many will be looking, but the sekiwake trio of Kotoshogiku (11-4), Kisenosato (10-5), and Kakuryu (10-5) are all within grasp of promotion to ozeki with a good basho come senshuraku.

Zensho yusho for Kisenosato. You heard it there first.

Only in case of a "good basho". And then again it's only a 14-0 to be "within grasp come senshuraku". Or 13-1 as I wouldn't rule out an ozeki promotion with 32 wins and a yusho in the final basho

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Mr. Buckton on the upcoming Aki Basho

Premature Evacuation. Trail is a genius.

And most scientists do well when they predict the past.

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Pugnacious is a cool word. I had to look it up, but I will use it much from now on.. You learn something every day.

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Mr. Buckton

Who is Kyle?

...Kotoshogiku, ...it is safe to say he has now peaked and will do well to stay at the rank until his retirement perhaps four or five years from now.

I seem to remember the same being said of Mienoumi some 35-36 years ago...

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Short reaction on the content of the article:

I think it's kind of weird that he says he wants to keep it standing and brawl.

I see sumo as more of a grappling sport wich centers on controlling your opponent standing up and trying to get him to the ground without going for a traditional takedown. Kind of the same strongpoints a greco roman wrestler or a judoka has in mma. For example, Machida (a ufc fighter) trained a lot in sumo and often takes his opponents down using a leg trip he derived from sumo wich they obviously aren't expecting.

Offcourse sumo doesn't have any submissions, but this also goes for greco roman wrestling. I'd think that, coming from a sumo background, avoiding submissions and focussing on ground and pound would be an easier transition than kickboxing. I do know sumo has some striking, but I don't see it being very useful for mma.

Anyway, if it works for him, it works for him and I should just shut it. :)

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Re Sentoryu article, it's always fascinating to read news about a former favoutite rikishi, especially those that rarely get shown on old TV replays and drift gradually from consciousness. Will probably never become a fan of MMA or similar, but nevertheless enjoyed the article. Thanks for posting. Super photo set too.

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Re Sentoryu article, it's always fascinating to read news about a former favoutite rikishi, especially those that rarely get shown on old TV replays and drift gradually from consciousness. Will probably never become a fan of MMA or similar, but nevertheless enjoyed the article. Thanks for posting. Super photo set too.

Likewise. I've always had great liking and respect for Henry/Hank, but lost contact when he got a new website and I couldn't exchange messages any more. If you see him again, Nish, give him my love.

Doreen Simmons

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Bouts against the only other Japanese ozeki Kotoshogiku, who stands 180 cm, were one-sided, with Kisenosato literally owning his opponent...

I hate it when people use "literally" figuratively.

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Is it my imagination or does Kyodo have a new English-language rewriter? The basic script was all the same but the English came out livelier.

Orion

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Bouts against the only other Japanese ozeki Kotoshogiku, who stands 180 cm, were one-sided, with Kisenosato literally owning his opponent...

I hate it when people use "literally" figuratively.

He can't be beat when in the 'friend-to-friend' chat mode, but it's hard to pick up long words and use them properly once you're over 30, let alone 40.

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