For everyone that dropped out of karate class when you were ten-years old because you didn’t want to miss another Saturday morning episode of Captain N, your name is obviously not Katsunori Kikuno. Silly you. You missed your opportunity to properly learn the inner-mechanics of a crescent kick as displayed in this animated gif that is impossible not to watch at least three consecutive times. See, told you so.
DREAM decided to add a lightweight match-up to their upcoming card to force everyone to salivate and abruptly clean up seconds later. Katsunori Kikuno vs. Daisuke Nakamura is slated to go down at what is now being called ‘Dream Japan GP: Fight for Japan’ instead of the more logical ‘Dream 17.’ We’ve already said everything we possibly could about Kikuno and his eerie smile that resonates throughout everyone’s soul like some ghastly apparition of Kimberly Stewart falling off a custom chopper.
This will mark the first time Kikuno has competed in MMA since he lost a very close split-decision to JZ Cavalcante back at Dream 15. The day of Kyokushin Karate is back, and we all owe it to Katsunori Kikuno and his bizarre grin that not even Jigsaw can replicate [Source]