Fuck you, Japan. More specifically, fuck your MMA promoters who have their heads up their asses. I dunno if it’s Mr Sparkle or Godzilla or a moderately intelligent bowl of ramen noodles booking the fights for K-1 HEROs, but whoever the hell is in charge needs to commit sepuku right now. See here:
The return of Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto was announced Friday at a press conference in Tokyo, ending a nine-month spell that had kept the popular fighter out of the ring while he pursued a bid with Japan’s Olympic wrestling team, then recovered from a elbow injury sustained in its Trials.
Yamamoto (15-1-0) is scheduled to participate at Sept. 17’s “OLYMPIA HERO’S 2007″ in a “Superfight” main event bout agianst Bibiano Fernandes (1-1-0). Yamamto won last by TKO over Istvan Majoros at the “K-1 – Premium 2006 Dynamite!!” New Year’s show.
You may not know Kid Yamamoto … if you don’t, check him out here. A big part of why you don’t know him is because he keeps getting booked to fight terrible fighters with terrible records. Why is one of the best featherweight fighters in the world fighting a guy who’s 1-1-0? For that matter, what was up with his last fight against wrestler Istvan Majoros? According to the Shitdog Fightfinder, this guy’s first and only fight was against Kid.
Seriously, Japan. Smarten up and start booking some good fights. Sure, PRIDE was almost as bad at booking matches, but at least they booked freakshows. If you’re going to put Kid against a dude with no MMA experience, at least make him fight a 400 pound monster or something.