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In the Wake of Massive Quake in Japan, Yoshihiro Akiyama and Family Safe

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In the wake of the tragic earthquake that struck Japan late last night, UFC president Dana White has updated fans on middleweight Yoshihiro Akiyama, who was training in his home area for his upcoming fight at UFC 128.

Akiyama, who had trained part time in the United States for his past few fights, stayed at home in Japan for his bout in New Jersey against Nate Marquardt, due to his affiliation with Greg Jackson’s team where the Japanese fighter had worked previously.

“Akiyama and his family are safe,” White tweeted late on Friday afternoon. “He will be there for UFC 128.”


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Post #1   3/11/11 10:40:24PM   

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Horrible, horrible tradegy in Japan....I hope Okami is safe as well.

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Post #2   3/12/11 12:01:58AM   

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Good to hear. The footage I've seen of the tsunami hitting is among the most frightening natural disaster footage ever. The Japanese are more prepared for disasters than any other people on Earth, but I fear that nothing could prepare for what happened and that the death toll will be high.

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Great to hear. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the people in Japan.

Post #4   3/12/11 1:04:03AM   

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i cant believe i was in japan a mere week ago. When I was there, they were talking alot about the New Zealand quake on the news. i can only imagine how different things got.
I was constantly using the train when i was there. most people there do, and to not be able to use the train at all when millions of people rely on them to get to where they need to go. wow
My GF works at a hotel, and wasn't able to get home til the next morning because she had to do an extra 2 shifts, because of the trains and because her hotel got completely booked because of it. (people having nowhere to go)

Hopefully they recover and get stronger from this. My prayers go out to everyone affected by this disaster.

Post #5   3/12/11 7:20:28AM