Posted 4/30/07 3:11:00PM
Saturday, Lyoto Machida may well wind up finishing what Minoki Ichihara started.
Ichihara, if not the pioneering karateka to step into a mixed-rules ring, was certainly the first to do it for the benefit of a television satellite truck. An elite daido juku fighter in Japan -- a hybrid of judo and kyokushin karate -- Ichihara admitted himself in the 16-man draw of the second Ultimate Fighting Championship in March 1994.
Posted 3/30/07 6:31:00PM
Posted 5/17/09 9:17:00AM
Good story. I a picking Machida by decision unless Rashad connects with an "uppercut from h*ll"