Rizin is doing the lord's work. The Japanese MMA promotion just signed former Sumo wrestler \u014csunaarashi Kintaro and we already can't wait for all the training montages they will bless us with. Birth name Abdelrahman Shalan, the rough Japanese to English translation of "\u014csunaarashi" is "Great Sandstorm". Yes. We neeed training footage of \u014csunaarashi Kintaro shadow boxing a small dust devil and him rolling in sand dunes punching at the ground to train his MMA ground n' pound. Please Rizin give us. All of this. Shalan announced his move to Rizin this week. \u65e5\u672c\u306e\u307f\u306a\u3055\u3093\u3053\u3093\u306b\u3061\u306f\u3002\u5927\u7802\u5d50\u3067\u3059\u3002\u767a\u8868\u306b\u3082\u3042\u308b\u901a\u308a\u3001\u79c1\u306fRIZIN\u3067MMA\u30d5\u30a1\u30a4\u30bf\u30fc\u3068\u3057\u3066\u30c7\u30d3\u30e5\u30fc\u3059\u308b\u3053\u3068\u306b\u306a\u308a\u307e\u3057\u305f\u3002\u30c7\u30d3\u30e5\u30fc\u6226\u306b\u3080\u3051\u3066\u30a2\u30e1\u30ea\u30ab\u3067\u30b8\u30e7\u30b7\u30e5\u30fb\u30d0\u30fc\u30cd\u30c3\u30c8\u5148\u751f\u306b\u53b3\u3057\u304f\u6307\u5c0e\u3057\u3066\u3082\u3089\u3044\u307e\u3059\u3002\u98db\u884c\u6a5f\u3092\u964d\u308a\u305f\u6642\u3001\u30a8\u30b8\u30d7\u30c8\u304b\u3089\u306f\u3058\u3081\u3066\u65e5\u672c\u306b\u6765\u305f\u6642\u306e\u6c17\u6301\u3061\u3092\u601d\u3044\u51fa\u3057\u307e\u3057\u305f\u3002 pic.twitter.com\/46uzUcsGrK— Oosunaarashi \u5927\u7802\u5d50 (@Oosunaarashi) May 2, 2018 Per the old Google translate \u014csunaarashi Kintaro said "Hello Japan. It is a great sandstorm. As is the announcement, I decided to debut as a MMA fighter in Rizin. In the United States, Mr. Josh Barnett is strictly guided for his debut match. When I got off the plane, I remembered the feeling I had when I first came to Japan from Egypt." It should be noted that \u014csunaarashi Kintaro's exile from the world of Sumo is batshit crazy. Per the reliable Wikipedia machine. "He withdrew from the January 2018 tournament after he was suspected of causing an accident in Yamanouchi, Nagano on January 3 while driving without a license, defying the Japan Sumo Association\u2019s ban on wrestlers driving. Although \u014csunaarashi said he had an international driving license, it had apparently expired. His lawyer initially claimed it was \u014csunaarashi's pregnant wife who was driving, but police established that it was \u014csunaarashi after studying surveillance camera footage. \u014csunaarashi was placed under "house arrest" by the Sumo Association on February 1, pending the decision of the public prosecutor on whether to file charges against him. The police referred the case to prosecutors on Feb 7, and the summary court fined him 500,000 yen on February 16. On March 9 the Japan Sumo Association formally requested his retirement, the harshest punishment short of outright dismissal, and \u014csunaarashi indicated that he would comply." Amazing. As it stands it looks like \u014csunaarashi Kintaro will be beating up much smaller men inside a Rizin ring on their scheduled September card.