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Tributes flow in for MMA fighter Kid Yamamoto, dead at 41 from cancer

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RIP! He is going to be missed! My thoughts go out to his family.

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So young. RIP.

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It seems many die from cancer "treatments" and "side effects" of these treatments rather than the cancer itself.

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If there's anything in the world that I hate and scares me the most, it's cancer.

I don't care about putting people in space or around the moon.

I'd rather see all of the world's resources/money used to get rid of this awful disease.

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The youngest son of a famous wrestling family, Yamamoto enjoyed huge popularity in his home country at the height of his MMA career.

Not only in Japan, he was truly one of the biggest stars in the sport. Way too young.

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Shame that he died so young, and it's a shame that the media managed to sneak that photo of him in a wheelchair last month. No doubt he went to Guam to die in peace and wanted his lasting image to be that of a strong fighter, not a man weakened by sickness.

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Thank you for all the entertaining as well as technical fights and shows you've put over the years Mr. Yamamoto. You are a well truly well deserving legend in the mixed martial arts universe. Your exciting, ferocious style especially at your prime was one to behold in the lighter weight class. As a fan of yours as well as MMA, I appreciate all your significant contributions in making Japanese lighter weight classes have exposure around the globe. You always be a remembers as one of the great legends so thank you and may you rest in peace.

As a former Navy Seal sniper well-versed in sambo (military/combat), muay thai, greco roman, boxing and systema, I am so happy where MMA is at today. UFC really did a decent job of evolving and legalizing into a legitimate, mainstream sport not only in the US but also globally as well.

I've been a big fan of combat sports since the early days of Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock, Don Frye, Tank Abott, Mark Coleman, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell, Frank Shamrock, Anderson Silva, BJ Penn and many other legends that are too many to mention.

If we overlook the corruption part of Pride for a moment, arguably that organization had better entertainment value. Man I still get goosebumps from stars such Bas, Fedor, Crocop, Hunt, Silva, Big Nog, Igor, Rampage, Shogun, Gracies, Sakuraba and many more other legends.

Pride put on a lot of not so technical fights but nonetheless very fun and entertaining to watch. I missed it especially with their tournament formats.

Again thank you Mr. Yamamoto for all the exciting fights. RIP Kid.

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It seems many die from cancer "treatments" and "side effects" of these treatments rather than the cancer itself.

How would ya know if it's the treatments/side effects or the cancer

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OMG, this is so very sad!

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