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Yes, he should retire. 37 80.43%
No, he shouldn't retire 5 10.87%
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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Should Sakuraba Retire?

I know there are fighters his age (38) who still compete successfully at the top level, but after watching the Manhoef fight I'm starting to think that Sakuraba should retire. Of course he's a decent competitor, but he'll never again be a serious contender. His best days are behind him IMO and because of the way he fights, he's taken a hell of a lot of punishment over the years. I'm worried that if he continues, he's just going to face more punishing defeats like the Manhoef fight and maybe get permanently damaged. Should he "call it a day"?

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 02:54 PM
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Yes he should definitley retire. I have no need to see him receive another Manhoef like beating.

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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 03:06 PM
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Sadly yes.

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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 05:01 PM
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without a doubt he needs to retire, he shouldnt let himself get as bad as Ken Shamrock and basically ruin his whole career.

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At this point it shouldn't even be a hard choice for him.
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post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 05:04 PM
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Yes, please God, someone step in and save his life.

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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 05:13 PM
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Yes, he should retire before he freakin' dies in there.

The guy can hardly walk and he looks like death warmed over. I love the guy, but it's time to just go away for good. Go take an office job or something, just stop fighting, please, Sakuraba. You are a legend, and you don't need to die in there.

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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 05:39 PM
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He should beat up Tamura, then he should Retire.
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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-22-2008, 01:00 PM
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He should have retired long ago. It's gotten sad, but also really funny in a way.
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-22-2008, 01:05 PM
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I hate to say this but yes he should retire.
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