This performance by Kyoji Horiguchi at last weekend’s Shooto should have its own theme song

Is the 10,000 hours expertise rule just a bunch of made up hokum or could there be truth there? If there is truth to it, we have not seen the best of fighters like Jon Jones by a long shot and the best thing is, the world is full of young men and women who are turning their supremely gifted eyes to MMA. One such fighter is former Kid Yamamoto sparring partner Kyoji Horiguchi who only started fighting as a pro in 2010 but has since taken three fights a year, with his last also being his first loss; a decision to Bellator season six bantamweight tournament competitor Masakatsu Ueda in January. Despite losing, Horiguchi managed to make Ueda’s face look like judiciously tenderized beef so no doubt went into his last bout against Tetsu Suzuki with something of a chip on his shoulder and both eyes firmly set on the vacant bantamweight Shooto strap. Check out the video below in which 21-year-old Horiguchi places a couple of exclamation points on his claim for that title on Saturday at Shooto 3rd Round, the video is cued to the start of the fight. Props to Sherdog for the picture.

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