It’s alright people. Now you can safely place Tatsuya Kawajiri on your top ten lightweight list. It’s cool, if you do it right now you won’t look like such a bandwagon jumper when the entire world hails this dude as another MMA demigod. If Kawajiri was a ninja turtle, he would immediately distance himself from Splinter. I’m not even sure what that meant, but that’s the type of vibe Kawajiri gives off whenever he steps in the ring. It’s like God specifically designed him to rock pink shorts and ground and pound people deep within earth’s core.
Kawajiri used some wild double-leg wheel barrow technique to further humiliate Kazunori Yokota throughout the bout. There’s a reason why they call this dude Crusher. Kawajiri just wrapped his body around Yokota’s and and delivered upwards of 30,000 punches to his dome. That’s a rough estimate. I got a in trouble guesstimating the number of punches Diego Sanchez received when he fought BJ Penn at UFC 107. I said it was around 90,000 and a reader called me out on it and said ‘My numbers were off’ (that seriously happened). Great job by Kawajiri to grab the unanimous decision and hopefully we will finally get to see the Aoki vs. Kawajiri match-up we were all promised sometime in 2010.