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Chiyotaikai- I will not retire!

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all the backscratchy stuff both by ozeki and other rikishi is grounded in the perception that somebody "belongs" at a particular rank.

I completely agree. This has nothing to do with money or clubs, and has everything to do with "face" and respect.

and wins = rank = money

And unfortunately, 0 ability = 0 wins = 0 rank = 0 money.

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His bout with Asashoryu was entertaining, it is always nice to see someone get blue dragon boy to the edge of the dohyo. I guess he ran out of steam though, cause Chiyo couldn't finish him.

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His last 2 years in figures:

69 wins

96 losses

11 no-shows (with 4 more to come)

Winning percentage 0.3833333333333333......

Now that he is out of the Ozeki it doesn't matter anymore when he quits... as if his sumo hadn't quit on him a long ago.

Ciaotaikai !!!!!!!!!

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When asked by the media about his thoughts on Taikai's current predicament, Kaio could only mutter sadly the Japanese equivalent of "There, but for the grace of God, go I."

I'm curious what that original Japanese phrase was?

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@ the comment Taikai couldn't get 10 wins anywhere in makuuchi:

I wager he'd take 12/13 at the bottom and at least 10 just outside the meatgrinder. Not that I really want to see that... quite happy he has decided to hang it uo if he can't be repromoted straight away.

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@ the comment Taikai couldn't get 10 wins anywhere in makuuchi:

I wager he'd take 12/13 at the bottom and at least 10 just outside the meatgrinder. Not that I really want to see that... quite happy he has decided to hang it uo if he can't be repromoted straight away.

Agree. Put him at M6, and he would still flat-out kick butt.

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