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Minowaman vs Da Spyder

Cool.  Now try that on someone who has a clue what they’re doing.

Unfortunately, the briefly-rumoured Brian Stann vs Minowaman bout never materialized, but not because the man in the tighty-reddies and tiger mask isn’t available.  In fact, he’s willing to come all the way to America for the very first time… well, as far as Hawaii at least.  The new rumour is that Minowaman has signed a three-fight contract with ProElite, and will face Kendall Grove at ProElite 3 in January in what will probably be the main event, though it (and the rest of the card) has yet to be officially announced.

Minowa has an impressive 91 fights on his record, but managed to lose 32 of those even though a good portion of his opponents might as well have been named Canny McCannerson.  He won all four of his fights thus far in 2011, but the only one you might have seen was his ridiculous tooling of some random fatass at DREAM 17 (see above).  No surprise there, since he’s pretty much made it his trademark to tool dudes who are nearly double his size.  Speaking of which, I guess Tim Sylvia must not have been available, what with all his police work and such.

As for Grove, he made quick work of Joe Riggs at ProElite 1 back in August, and even considering how totally shot Riggs is these days, he’s still way stiffer competition than Minowaman has faced since he “knocked out” Socouldyou two years ago.  Both guys have earned most of their wins by submission, so things could get pretty neato-keeno if the fight hits the mat, but I have to think the smart money is on Da Spyder either way.  Bottom line, this will tell us a lot about how good Minowaman is (if anyone actually cares), and a loss to him would not look good on Grove’s resume.  No sir, not one bit.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    We are promised at least one dropkick in this fight, so I’m happy.

  • iamphoenix

    nice asian-smif.

    WTF happened to kendall grove? guy used to be alright and I actually liked seeing him fight. Then like, he sucked all the dicks in the bag one day and was never the same since after sucking all those dicks in the bag that one day he hasn’t been the same since…

  • steve4192

    We already know how good Minowaman is … not very.

    There is a reason he limits himself to fighting clueless giants … he was 0-3 in his last three attempts to beat a guy his own size. After his losses to Kin-Funaki-Shibata he became a full-time giant killer because those were the only kind of fights he stood a good chance of winning.

  • Reverend Clint

    he’s a can crusher… the japanese fedor

  • glassjawsh

    don’t care. still love minowanan. don’t think he’ll win but there is a 14000% chance that something awesome happens in the fight and that’s enough for me

  • Carcass

    Minowaman haters can eat a dick.  He puts on a show and I love watching him fight.  Fuck y’all.

  • frickshun

    ^^I must be a serious noob to not know or care about MinnowMan.

  • Reverend Clint

    he’s basically fought anything with a pulse with mixed results.

    he even fights hillbillies


  • Letibleu

    He lost to Zulu.

  • frickshun

    Right Clint, I still don’t get it. He’s a name everyone loves to throw around….

  • iamphoenix

    this is what wikipedia says about this guy

    Ikuhisa Minowa (美濃輪 育久 Minowa Ikuhisa?, born January 12, 1976 in Hashima, Gifu) is a Japanese mixed martial artist and pro wrestler currently competing in Dream as Minowaman (ミノワマン?). He was a long time veteran of Pride Fighting Championships and Pancrase and has also competed in other mixed martial arts promotions such as K-1 HERO’S, Cage Rage, UFC, and DEEP. At 5’9″ he is notable for taking fights with much larger opponents and successfully defeating the majority of them. He was the winner of the Dream Super Hulk tournament, and holds notable victories over fighters such as Gilbert Yvel, Phil Baroni, Hong Man Choi, Bob Sapp, Eric Esch, Kimo Leopoldo, K-1 fighters Errol Zimmerman and Stefan Leko, former UFC champion Don Frye, and in his career zenith, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou to become the Dream Super Hulk (Open-Weight) Grand Prix champion.

  • Carcass

    Talk shit all you want, but I know that everyone here would want to watch if Minowaman fought Lashley.
    The joy of his fights are for their entertainment value, not their relevance to the division. Why don’t some people get that? As a little guy, I love seeing Minowaman tool people like HMC and Bob Sapp.