15 Jul 2009 14:56:01 PM
From grappling we move straight to kickboxing, just to make sure we cover both ends of the spectrum of things that are not MMA, but are pretty close. Following his decision loss to Joe Warren at Dream.9, "Kid" Yamamoto stepped back into the K-1 ring on July 13 for the first time since 2005 to try and reverse his fortunes. That effort proved…painful. Korean fighter Jae Hee Cheon knocked Yamamoto out cold with a brutal right uppercut-left hook (man, can’t you just hear Bas Rutten shouting that?) combo in the first round. It’s his third K-1 loss in four tries, so hopefully it will convince him to stick with MMA, where he’s been far more successful. It’s either that or else get used to having periodic gaps in your memory.