Fighters chime in on the tragedy in Japan

That feeling you have right now isn’t depression. You’re just emotionally drained from the influx of information you were bombarded with at the end of last week. Sengoku announced their imminent collapse on their website just minutes before Japan was rocked by a 8.9 earthquake and a devastating tsunami. Hours after everyone witnessed the footage of a giant wall of water destroying Japan, Dana White announced that ZUFFA now owns Strikeforce. We can all wave goodbye to the 2011 NFL season and on top of everything, a large portion of Japan is still under water and now nuclear reactors are highly unstable and explosions have already been documented. The planet seems rather bleak right now, and a crew of fighters are well aware of this. K-1 has compiled the comments of a few fighters in regards to the tragedy in Japan and placed it in a variety of Facebook posts. Here is an up-to-date collection of what fighters across the world feel towards Japan.

Jan “The Giant” Nortje – “Thinking of all my friends in Japan , so sad to see the news , hope you all are ok!”

Ernesto Hoost – “My respect and sympathy goes out to everyone who’s been effected by the tsunami in Japan. Power to you all…..”

Fedor Emelianenko – “My deepest condolences go out to all those people that have been affected by the tragic disaster in Japan. I pray you’re given the strength, faith and courage to get through this.”

Ray Sefo – “It’s heart breaking to see the Japanese people go through what they’re going through right now but my heart and prayers goes out to the Japanese people!! I love you Japan stay strong!!”

Team Golden Glory – “We wish the Japanese people all the strength and power in these extremely difficult times. This will be the hardest task, since the end of the second world war. We know that the Japanese people have unbelievable strength and discipline. After the second world war, the Japanese people “fought” like the real Samurai to rebuild Japan and become one of the strongest nations (economics) in the world in less then a few decades. We know that if there is one country be able to bounce back from this tragedy it is Japan, because of the strength and discipline of the Japanese people. We are sending all the good energy and power from Team Golden Glory to get through these difficult times. Like the Samurai, Japanese people never give up! Our condolences go to all the people who lost their lives and their families.”

Gegard Mousasi – “Like many people I saw the news on tv of the terrible earthquake and tsunami. My thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people I can’t imagine more devastating then losing everything my condolences to the victims and their families.”

King Mo – “I was devastated when I saw the news reports. My love goes out to all the victims families and all of Japan. I have a special connection to Japan as I started my fighting there. The world is with you. Be strong and together we will get through anything.”

Josh Thomson – “I wanna send my prayers to the families battling rough times right now in japan do to the earthquake an tsunami. There is obviously nothing I can say that will ease the pain an suffering of Japan. Japan should know my thoughts, best wishes an especially my prayers are with the whole country of Japan. God Bless!”

Marius Zaromskis – “I offer my sincere condolences to all the Japanese people suffering from this disaster. I can’t even imagine how hard it is, but please be strong. My hopes are with you.”

Alistair Overeem – “I would like to relay my condolences to Japan and all who are affected in the wake of the Tsunami! Horrible news!”

Josh Barnett – “The level of damage this earthquake caused has shown just how helpless we are against Mother nature. I hope my prayers and thoughts will reach the people in Japan. I also hope cooperation between Japan and America leads to every last person being rescued and given the aid they need.”

Paul Daley – “My prayers are with Japan. I’m sure that a strong minded country like Japan can overcome this hardship and become even stronger. I pray for all the victims and their families.”

Cole Escovedo – “I’m deeply hurt that Japanese people met such a sudden, horrible accident. When I visited Japan, I was so impressed with the efforts Japanese people make to maintain the beauty of their culture. I remember that Japanese people welcomed me, and I’m disappointed in myself as I can’t do anything for them now. I hope the damage will be a minimum. I’m praying for the fans their and families.”

Sam Greco – “For all the people in Japan, your country played a major part in my life and career. It was my second home. I was always loved by the people there and now I truly feel your pain. Through this devastating time, my heart goes out to everyone there. It’s tragic what has happened, but unfortunately nothing could have prevented it.”

Semmy Schilt – “In this way we want to express our feelings to all victims and people of this enormous disaster in Japan. We hope everybody has the strength and power to overdone this.”

The world, there’s too much of it. You only realize how small it is when something cataclysmic occurs. If at any moment in history, Genki Sudo’s saying brings resounding truth to the human experience: We are all one. [Source]

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