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December 31, 2006 2:25 PM   Subscribe

“When I went to the bathroom there was a sign on the wall right in front of me saying: ‘ONE STEP FORWARD!.’ … I felt I needed to start something else.” Genki Sudo retires
posted by the cuban (17 comments total)

I thought we were tapped out with the fisting stuff but noooo.
posted by hal9k at 2:28 PM on December 31, 2006

I love that nutty pugilizing motherfucker.
posted by Divine_Wino at 2:31 PM on December 31, 2006

"One entrance featured Sudo doing the robot and operating levers that released a column of smoke from the top of his head while wearing a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket as a hat and a white plastic mask, in an homage to the musician, Buckethead."

What? I never did get professional wrestling/boxing/whatever-this-guy-does, and your FPP isn't helping. Since when is a KFC bucket homage‽ Huh?
posted by niles at 2:52 PM on December 31, 2006

Sudo fights Mixed Martial Arts. Here's a primer.

You can see the Buckethead homage on the highlight reel I posted.
posted by the cuban at 2:58 PM on December 31, 2006

niles: i recommend for all your research needs.
posted by jcterminal at 3:07 PM on December 31, 2006

posted by ao4047 at 3:10 PM on December 31, 2006

that was fantabulous!
posted by phaedon at 3:16 PM on December 31, 2006

Sudo make me a sandwich.
posted by SPrintF at 5:18 PM on December 31, 2006

I've always liked this video, though he clearly outclasses everyone there. He was a pro by then, and I'm assuming these guys were all amateurs.
posted by mragreeable at 5:35 PM on December 31, 2006

I watched this live last night, and it was quite a spectacle. He entered in full Mayan garb with a whole bunch of dancers, and they did a five or six minute performance that I would think would tire you out before a big fight. The announcers seemed to think that it was his way of warming up for the fight. Anyway, the fight was so so, but Sudo won. Then in his post-fight speech, he simply announced that he was moving on to other things and that his last fight of the year would be his last fight period. And then he left. The audience seemingly didn't know how to react. Even the announcers were at a loss for words. It seemed like they weren't expecting anyone to say anything important in their post-fighty comments, and weren't really paying attention, because they weren't quite sure that they had understood him correctly.
posted by donkeymon at 5:45 PM on December 31, 2006

My favorite sign on the bathroom wall read "I'm still here, you bastards!"

Other'n me, the room looked empty. Of course, it was an "Irish Pub".
posted by Twang at 9:00 PM on December 31, 2006

mragreeable: that 4th match is crazy. He's just schooling that kid.

A similarly entertaining (although not nearly as dominating) fighter is the boxer Emanuel Augustus, the best fighter with 27 loses that you've ever seen (he's been the victim of a lot of bad decisions and his own lack of focus, but he's fun to watch).
posted by papakwanz at 9:44 PM on December 31, 2006

I've always liked this video, though he clearly outclasses everyone there.

Always thought that was an amazing clip - he makes more guys tap in 5 mins than I do in a year :(

I reckon the title of most entertaining fighter has moved to
posted by the cuban at 2:50 AM on January 1, 2007

Jesus, that Buakaw is evil with his feet! But, I don't think he has anywhere near the showmanship of Genki.
posted by papakwanz at 9:10 AM on January 1, 2007

Rambaa 'M16' Somdet
posted by the cuban at 9:29 AM on January 1, 2007

This is not a good way to start out the new year. I miss his antics already.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:24 AM on January 1, 2007

Google? I've heard of that..isn't that the low-end, we-don't-know-HTML-so-our-home-page-is-white search engine put together by college students? eh, I'll see what it can do.
posted by niles at 2:15 PM on January 1, 2007

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