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Controversial ex-sumo champ Futahaguro dies at 55


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Had forgotten about this guy completely. I was not yet in Japan but the news of his retirement was carried Stateside and my friends and I had a good laugh, as in "Who?" and "What sport?" Little did I know I would be headed here in the coming years and grow to love sumo. RIP.

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Just read his wiki article. It was downhill as soon as he was promoted. The sumo authorities just don't seem to have learnt from this affair about promoting someone before they're ready or deserve it.

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Watched the stupidity around this guy back in the day.

Hands down, the worst yokozuna of all time!!

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the worst yokozuna of all time!!

But the picture in the article is awesome.

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