Yoshihiro Akiyama cuts down to 170-pounds (Pic)

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Budgellism
11/3/11 7:02:30AM


apanese superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama recently made the decision to drop down to the welterweight division after plenty of poking and prodding from his employers and repeated pleas from pundits and fans alike.

Well, his first test run to 170-pounds was a resounding success, as you can see in the picture above (via Ameblo.jp). "Sexyama" managed to cut around 33 pounds in just four weeks.

Difficult as that may have been, it proves he's finally ready to make the switch.

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Budgellism
11/3/11 7:03:42AM
I don't know about you guys but I'm definitely pumped for his WW debut (whoever that may be against).
Chael_Sonnen
11/3/11 8:27:58AM
SEXYama
postman
11/3/11 8:48:30AM
My god is he shreded
Theoutlaw08
11/3/11 9:00:37AM
I'm hoping for Akiyama vs. Hardy
RJPala
11/3/11 9:04:14AM
He looks fuckin' ripped. Cant wait to see him at 170, where he shouldve been from the beginning.
gartface
11/3/11 9:05:45AM
He used to be kind of thick, but the dude is cut up now! Holy crap! I'll be rooting for him against whomever they put in front of him.
Budgellism
11/3/11 9:09:29AM

Posted by Theoutlaw08

I'm hoping for Akiyama vs. Hardy



I'd love to see that as well.
BuffaloDave
11/3/11 9:46:14AM
Maybe now he will fully use his Judo skills, I don't think he will have a choice in the matter defending takedowns from all the wrestlers at WW.

I agree a fight with Hardy would be great. Alves would be another good name to throw in there.

Looks like we'll never see the Wand/Sexyama fight now :(
Playground_Samurai
11/3/11 9:58:02AM
I'm a fan of Akiyama. I hope he has a big run at WW. Here's hoping that he gets back to his winning ways.
cowcatcher
11/3/11 9:58:59AM
We have rules against posting porn Budge.
ghandikush
11/3/11 10:23:13AM
He looks bulemic, not hreded. Wait till you see his cardio now.
cowcatcher
11/3/11 10:27:45AM

Posted by ghandikush

He looks bulemic, not hreded. Wait till you see his cardio now.



Somebody get this guy a puppy or something. Debbie Downer.
gartface
11/3/11 11:04:02AM

Posted by ghandikush

He looks bulemic, not hreded. Wait till you see his cardio now.


He just looks to be in good shape to me. I hope it's more like BJ Penn going down from 170 to 155. I hope it's not like James Irvin cutting to 185.
emfleek
11/3/11 11:08:42AM
Holy crap. Beatrice has a twin!

We shall call her Sophia.
cowcatcher
11/3/11 11:26:32AM

Posted by emfleek

Holy crap. Beatrice has a twin!

We shall call her Sophia.



I'm pretty sure ghandi is a chick because they are the only ones I've ever heard complain that much. Am I right ghandi?
KungFuMaster
11/3/11 11:32:08AM
At 170, only a few will be able to out-muscle him but what worries me is the competition. The 170 lb division has more and better competition than the 185.

The move to 170 is the logical choice but I really don't know how successful he will be in that division. I hope he wins his debut at 170.
Budgellism
11/3/11 11:36:12AM

Posted by cowcatcher

We have rules against posting porn Budge.



The more the better?
jjeans
11/3/11 12:20:41PM
WW Akiyama vs James Head would be great... But thats just me
FastKnockout
11/3/11 1:01:48PM
He might be ripped, but it doesn't look like he's the healthy type of ripped. Looks 10-15 years older.
State_Champ
11/3/11 1:09:23PM

Posted by FastKnockout

He might be ripped, but it doesn't look like he's the healthy type of ripped. Looks 10-15 years older.



What?
Why?

I don't see it

What am I missing?
gartface
11/3/11 1:22:02PM

Posted by State_Champ


Posted by FastKnockout

He might be ripped, but it doesn't look like he's the healthy type of ripped. Looks 10-15 years older.



What?
Why?

I don't see it

What am I missing?


I'd love to know too! He's always looked old in the face, but I think he looks ridiculously fit in that picture.
Geoffo
11/3/11 1:22:42PM
I couldn't see the picture? Says sexy level too high
emfleek
11/3/11 1:24:01PM

Posted by Geoffo

I couldn't see the picture? Says sexy level too high



FastKnockout
11/3/11 4:59:18PM

Posted by gartface


Posted by State_Champ


Posted by FastKnockout

He might be ripped, but it doesn't look like he's the healthy type of ripped. Looks 10-15 years older.



What?
Why?

I don't see it

What am I missing?


I'd love to know too! He's always looked old in the face, but I think he looks ridiculously fit in that picture.



Akiyama has always been cut, that's for sure. He just doesn't look like a healthy fit in the picture, like he might have lost too much weight, especially around the face. Hope he doesn't end up gassing,
Kpro
11/3/11 5:08:47PM

Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by ghandikush

He looks bulemic, not hreded. Wait till you see his cardio now.



Somebody get this guy a puppy or something. Debbie Downer.



40ouncetpkid
11/3/11 5:51:36PM
I just hope he gets a break for his first fight there not like at middleweight were 2 straight losses earned him furor belfort.

Is honestly like to see him fight swick at some point if he ever returned. Diego would be a nasty fight too which I could see happening but I really hope his first fight is against the likes of brenneman, tj grant or some low level guy I mean god give him atleast one confidence booster. First fight after cutting weight is always the worse anyway.
shaneTpain
11/3/11 6:19:25PM
SEXYYYYYYYYYYY
Aether
11/3/11 7:20:43PM
Should be interesting to see what his gas tank is like. I guess it depends on how and what he cut. If he's just sucking 15 pounds of water out of his body, he's going to last like 2 and a half minutes fighting at this weight. If he actually lost some muscle mass maybe he will look better.

I suspect that he's just cutting shitloads of water though and that his gastank is going to be even worse than it is now.
prozacnation1978
11/3/11 9:21:10PM
My best guess

Diego sanchez vs akiyama co main in japan
Main rampage vs king lawal or forrest griffin rematch
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