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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 12:03 PM
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Akiyama is Korean if i am correct.
He is, yes. I believe that he was born & raised in Japan, though.

Akiyama's sneer is awesome. The guy looks like he hates everyone, and that rules.

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post #22 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 04:16 PM
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Akiyama is Korean but he gave up his Korean citzenship and is only a Japenese citzen.
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Yes, his Korean name is Chu Seung Hoon.
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post #24 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 09:11 PM
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Im with ya man, I knew very little about the guy myself. I bet on Kang winnin, just cuz Id never really heard much about Akiyama....B-Real seemed very confident in the guy and bet a good 10 million points on him in vbookie...which paid off tremendously! If anythin he seems to be in the know...along wit Damone as you well might have predicted.
That was nice of you to do that, you didn't need to. Thank you.

This isn't really a suprise to me. I have been saying Akiyama would be great in the UFC for a long time now. I've always wondered why nobody has ever really agreed with me and it would seem that it's because nobody ever knew who he was which is understandable and a lot of people do know who he is now, which is good.
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post #25 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Especially considering how hazy the middleweight situation is, I don't see why the UFC brass wouldn't be interested. As already noted, the talent pool in K-1 is more than a little shallow, so he doesn't have very many fights there. Minowa, maybe?
None of his pro fights have been in the cage, mind you, but that might not be a problem if he prepares.
Anyone know what his contract status is?
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post #26 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 11:48 PM
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It's his first fight back. I would imagine that they would be happy with him after that win. I think Akiyama vs. Ralek Gracie would probably be a good fight.
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Well Okami Vs Akiyama will be crazy
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post #28 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-06-2007, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Not everyone wants to be in the UFC ya know. I would think he'd fit fine in K-1, I mean I'm sure he'd rather stay in asia where he is famous and all then in America where drunken hicks would boo the shit out of him.
Of course. All I'm saying is he'd be a nice acquisition for them. Dana would be smart to go after a guy like that.
I can't see a guy like him getting booed. He likes to stand and bang, has great takedown defence and he's a finisher.
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Dana is a dumbass..so he won't go after him
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If Dana is so dumb, why didn't any of you pick him to win against Kang??
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