One Of The Best Japanese MMA Fighters Ever, Kid Yamamoto, Tragically Passed Away After Hard Battle With Cancer! Norifumi Yamamoto, known for his nickname Kid Yamamoto, was one of the best Japanese mixed martial artists. He was the former UFC Bantamweight, Featherweight, and Lightweight MMA superstar. Norifumi tragically passed away after battling cancer at the age of 41. Kid Yamamoto was a member of the Krazy Bee team. According to their Twitter, he died on September 18th. Norifumi announced his retirement from the world of MMA in August. He cited cancer as the reason. https:\/\/twitter.com\/KB_official\/status\/1041891659896639488 \u201cYamamoto Kid Age (41 years and 6 months) to everyone who supported the Yamamoto Kid Tak, I passed away on September 18, today. I would like to thank all the fans who have supported and supported me during the lifetime. In addition, please refrain from coverage to the Yamamoto family, a friend, etc., and thank you for your consideration. Krazybee\u201d Yamamoto defeated some real superstars inside the octagon \u2013 Genki Sudo, Caol Uno, and even Royler Gracie! He scored the fastest knockout at Hero 5 on May 3, 2006. Kid Yamamoto sent Kazuyuki Miyata to sleep after only 4 seconds via devastating flying knee! Norifumi was also the former Hero\u2019s 2005 Lightweight champion of the world! https:\/\/twitter.com\/FullContactMTWF\/status\/1041903897126653952 Unfortunately, he didn\u2019t have much luck competing in the UFC. Starting in 2011, he lost three times and scored one no contest. He was defeated to Demetrious Johnson at UFC 126 on February 5, 2011, via unanimous decision. Then he lost to Darren Uyenoyama at UFC On Fox 1 via unanimous decision. Vaughan Lee submitted him with a tremendous armbar at UFC 144 on February 26, 2012. His last UFC fight versus Roman Salazar at UFC 184 on February 28, 2015, was scored as no contest. Salazar couldn\u2019t continue after an accidental eye poke. The MMA world has lost a real dedicated warrior. Many UFC celebrities and fighters are devastated by his death. Take a look at the reactions below. https:\/\/twitter.com\/danawhite\/status\/1041900278591758338 https:\/\/twitter.com\/SixGunGibson\/status\/1041900413904072705 https:\/\/twitter.com\/lthomasnews\/status\/1041903469114916865 https:\/\/twitter.com\/arielhelwani\/status\/1041907851063697408 https:\/\/twitter.com\/YODCHATRI\/status\/1041904938991804416 https:\/\/twitter.com\/BigFrogBJJ\/status\/1041904065595277312 https:\/\/twitter.com\/armoredfoe\/status\/1041907945552982016 https:\/\/twitter.com\/heynottheface\/status\/1041905958786494464 https:\/\/twitter.com\/ScottCoker\/status\/1041912155019149312 https:\/\/twitter.com\/DamonMartin\/status\/1041907011389194240 Our hearts are with his family. Kid Yamamoto, rest in peace!