Browsing Tag

Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto

1 post

Japanese MMA Fighter Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto D‌i‌‌e‌s of Cancer at the Age of 41

Legendary Japanese Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto p‌as‌se‌d away on Tuesday while ‌ho‌spita‌lized and receiving treatment for cancer in Guam.

The 41-year-old legendary MMA fighter, whose fighting record stood at 18-6, first announced on his Instagram account in August that he was battling cancer, according to BBC Sports. Before his eventual debut in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2011, Yamamoto already made a name for himself in Japan’s Shooto and K-1 circuits.