Japanese MMA Legend Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto Dead at Age 41 After Battle with Cancer

Kid Yamamoto

Kid Yamamoto has died. Yamamoto had just announced late last month that he was battling cancer. Not only did the fighting spirit of Yamamoto will him to use every ounce of energy to fight the cancer,

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Back in the mid 2000’s, I would spend all my free time on sherdog.com which happened to be the place I first caught wind of this fighter from Japan named Kid Yamamoto. I spent so much time scouring the internet for any videos or articles on him, I even put his highlight videos next to Chuck Liddell’s and Rich Franklin’s on my Myspace page. I knew he was one the best guys in the world, but to me he was also an enigma. I would rush to the computer to get the results from his fights since I couldn’t watch them live. He’s one of my all time favorites and he’s one of the greats, that’s for sure. Thank you @kid_yamamoto for all you have done for this sport and may you Rest In Peace legend. #RIPKid

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RIP…. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto 😞

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