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Judo Champ Ishii DQed for Excessive Punching in Exhibition Bout


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There was a time during 2009 when Satoshi Ishii was one of the more sought-after free agents in mixed martial arts, but after a spate of failed contract negotiations and inactivity stalled his momentum the Olympic Judo gold medalist’s MMA career has so far been typified more by taking pictures with the sport’s biggest stars rather than actually fighting them.

With just two bouts under his belt to date (one of them a decision loss to Hidehiko Yoshida), Ishii’s career hit another speed bump this weekend  when he was disqualified during an exhibition match at something called X-1 World Events “Nations Collide” in Hawaii after he failed to heed the referee’s instructions to stop punching opponent Myles Tynanes.


According to a report from Sherdog, Ishii floored Tynanes just before the bell to end the first round and refused to cease his onslaught of strikes to the downed opponent as referee Steve Miyamoto tried to wave him off. Miyamoto later told the Dog:

“What happened was the knockdown occurred, the buzzer went off, I jumped in to stop the match and, basically, (Ishii) kept going, throwing the punches. He probably got maybe six or seven more punches in, and I’m basically standing in the middle of that. I couldn’t get (Ishii) off; he was pushing me over to get into it.”

Miyamoto DQed Ishii for the infraction and awarded Tynanes, who came into the fight with a professional record of 3-1-1, the victory. It was just another odd outcome in the career of Tynanes, whose most recent previous bout resulted in him somehow taking Ruben “Warpath” Villareal to a draw. His first pro fight was a loss to Wesley “Cabbage” Correira by what the Dog’s Fight Finder deemed a TKO via “retirement.”

We have no idea what a prospect the caliber of Ishii was even doing fighting in an “exhibition bout” in an independent promotion, but the outcome can’t be viewed as a positive step for his MMA career … though it seems like he’s been working on his striking, so that’s good. We’re still a couple of stumbles away from officially dubbing him the “Japanese Bobby Lashley,” but we’re starting to question how serious he actually is about his whole mixed fighting thing.

If nothing else, at least the guy got some quality UFC swag out of the deal. 

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fatbellyfrank- June 6, 2010 at 9:22 pm
Megabarnett will be proudly wearing his IFC chamionship belt, awarded to him after being the only athlete who actually showed up to the events ( apparently IFC down to 2 shows now)
I also use the term Athlete extremely loosely here
Almost North- June 6, 2010 at 8:58 pm
Yes but how will MEGABARNET fare against MECHAFEDOR? Keep in mind that in addition to being a nuclear powered cyborg he is the emperor of Russia. Oh and he totally beat Brett Rogers AND Hong- Man Fuey.
ReX13- June 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm
Mr mister fucking kills, dude. KILLS. Funny bastard.
fatbellyfrank- June 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm
Photo was taken when Dana was grooming Ishii as a replacement for Semtex daley, these plans have now apparently been put on hold
fatbellyfrank- June 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm
@ Miss and throwpee, wanna set me aside a couple of tickets for this slobberknocker event!
Mr_Misanthropy- June 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm
NEW YEARS EVE 2011!!!! WORLD DESTRUCTION!!!!

Satoshi Ishii vs. Bobby Lashley staplers, weed whackers, thumb tacks, tables, and fluorescent light bulb tubes wearing standard japanese wrestling attire of close fitting masks, Pancrase Boots and knee pads to death or relatively severe injury! Saitama Super Arena Tokyo broadcast live on New Years Eve 2011! Winner determines the ultimate champion of can crushing and over-hyped irrelevancy in combat sports athletics competition!

Co-main event featuring 333lb. on going science experiment and HGH/ anabolic steroid mutated gargantuan MEGABARNETT "the babyeating assassin" vs. six Indonesian pygmies armed only with spears and grass skirts! See what happens when tiny people with sharp sticks enrage a blood thirsty behemoth that foams at the mouth at the sight of human blood! Let the carnage begin! Be there or be elsewhere!!!!! Only on Pay per View!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ReX13- June 6, 2010 at 11:38 am
i though Rain was Colbert's Asain friend?
EvilScott- June 6, 2010 at 9:01 am
Looks like Dana White has an Asian friend! Your move, Colbert.
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Almost North- June 6, 2010 at 8:57 am
Nothing says warrior spirit like wailing on an unconscious guy.
Mdot50- June 6, 2010 at 8:35 am
Too good for ufc...
nicey- June 6, 2010 at 8:31 am
dumbass
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