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Akiyama is a greasy cheat

Well, it didn’t take long for the internet to go from stunned disbelief to angry accusation regarding Akiyama’s knockout of Denis Kang at HEROs this weekend.

For those of you who don’t know, Akiyama is probably the most controversial fighter in Asia. Last year he was suspended for using lubricant on his body during a fight with Sakuraba … some even accuse him of using steel knuckles in the fight. The above video documents the whole shebang and is worth watching, although remember: the Japanese hate Koreans, so take it with a grain of salt.

This wasn’t even Akiyama’s first brush with infamy … apparently he has a history of greasing. But who knows what’s real and false in the land of the rising sun : it wouldn’t surprise me if Akiyama’s admission was the result of some weird honor-triangle or other weird backstage politics. Whatever the case is, you’ll never hear of Akiyama winning without people reminding you he’s a cheating son of a bitch.

  • Ted Dibiase

    is sakuraba washed up these days? any chance we’ll see him in the ufc?

  • fightlinker

    no way in hell … he’s too busy making millions and millions in Japan. Dude’s a living demi-god there

  • kentyman

    That last minute is quite compelling.

    I love how they spelled July, “Jury”. That’s pretty ridicurous.

  • Xavier

    So this is what the 9/11 Truth video producers have been up to lately.

  • John

    That whole thing was ridiculous.

  • Royal B.

    The “magic Gi” is well known around Judo and yes, Akiyama did grease, but all the rest…c’mon.

  • hbdale309

    Akiyama is innocent; Saku was just too ashamed to except that brutal ass kicking that was laid on him in front of his home crowd during the biggest live MMA event of the year in Japan.

    Akiyama was forced into a false confession to save Saku/Japan from the humuliation of their biggest star getting stomped by a filthy subhuman or Korean. Then they dragged Akiyama through the mud, and he lost all of his endorsements/Reebok, was brutally shamed, fined, suspended, etc. That’s how they do things in Japan. Akiyama should be very lucky they let him back into the org after the near yr. under “suspension”. (I was hoping he’d leave that hell hole culture and come fight in the UFC.)

    That KTFO of Denis Kang was probably the best feeling of Akiyama’s life after all this nonsense and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Let’s be happy for him.

  • Matthew Watt

    I don’t know what to believe in this instance. All I know is that it seems like Akiyama greased, but like fightlinker stated, Saku is a demi-god and K-1 would do whatever it takes to keep him happy. If Saku believed that Akiyama was greased, you better well believe that the japanese media will do its best to prove that point.

    And if PRIDE has showed us anything, is that japanese mma scene is a very shady business to say the least.

  • Mike O

    “Well, it didn’t take long for the internet to go from stunned disbelief to angry accusation regarding Akiyama’s knockout of Denis Kang at HEROs this weekend.”
    Link? wtf you say this and then dont show us an example?

    also thanks for the vid that was awesome :) but not relevant to kang.

  • Royal B.

    ummm…no. There were witnesses at the show who saw Akiyama put on Opil of Olay during the event.

  • ilostmydog

    Oil of Olay body moisturizing cream makes him a cheat! It’s worse than vaseline or thai oil. But really, if oil of olay moisturizing cream is causes that much ‘slippy slippy (to use Sak’s words)’ 20-30 minutes after application, then I’ll be a monkey’s uncle.

  • Mobb Deep

    That guy greased. Saku is no pussy and has never shied away from a vicious beating, provided that the beating is administered fairly. Hes been in the fight game for so long and has dry humped so many men that he knows when something isn’t right. Sure, the Japanes don’t like Koreans, but Saku is stand up guy and I’ll take his word.

  • The Truth

    Japanese do hate Koreans, but Linker….are you aware Akiyama is Japanese and not Korean, like you are implying?

    Thanks for the vid, made me laugh

  • fightlinker

    Akiyama is “A fourth-generation ethnic Korean born in Japan”. You and I live in north america so we understand how different ethnic groups can live in North America for generations but are still given the shaft for ‘not really being’ American or whatever.

  • ilostmydog

    Akiyama is a zainichi Korean. Read this to expand upon what fightlinker is saying.