Tributes Flood In Following The Passing Of Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto
The MMA community has come together today to pay tribute to Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto who passed earlier this morning following a brief battle with cancer.
The Japanese fighter was well loved throughout the MMA world and this evening tributes have come pouring in following the news of his passing.
RIP Kid Yamamoto. What a competitor he was! https://t.co/JbDF2j2IJ5
— Pat Miletich (@patmiletich) September 18, 2018
Everybody knows i loved and respect this family.
My heart is broken #fuckcancer
today we lost an idol and a friend
My condolences to the yamamoto family.#rip #mmajp #rizinff pic.twitter.com/CsHq8wxkAq
— Gabi Garcia ? (@gabijiu) September 18, 2018
RIP Kid Yamamoto. My first MMA coach introduced me to his fights and have been a fan ever since. Another life that passes far too early ? https://t.co/dL0PTsODVe
— John Gooden (@JohnGoodenUK) September 18, 2018
RIP…. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto ? pic.twitter.com/K8OJblm0ip
— Dana White (@danawhite) September 18, 2018
Back in the mid 2000’s, I would spend all my free time on https://t.co/olpAPpemzq which happened to be the place I first caught wind of this fighter from Japan named Kid Yamamoto. I spent so much time… https://t.co/mE7R2kajo7
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) September 18, 2018
So sad. KID Yamamoto was one of my favorite fighters. He was so fun to watch, and by far the coolest man to ever compete in MMA. He always looked so strong and confident, even in defeat. Rest In Peace, KID. https://t.co/qI9R3WrJzq
— Danny Segura (@dannyseguratv) September 18, 2018
This is such somber news. RIP Kid Yamamoto. I hope you went peacefully. I loved watching you fight, especially as I was getting my start in MMA https://t.co/WzEbcGZc17
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) September 18, 2018
A true legend of the sport, RIP Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto.
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) September 18, 2018
Legend!!! I remember when I first started watching MMA and watching his fights on Hero’s. https://t.co/chYyCI3aqU
— Alex Enlund (@AlexEnlund) September 18, 2018
Before I ever fought, I used to watch this over and over during my lunch break, dreaming of glory… thank you @KID_KRAZYBEE ! #RIP #legend #hero #mma "Kid Yamamoto" Highlight by Robert Park https://t.co/rbdz7HpeKj via @YouTube
— Zachary Makovsky (@ZachFunSize) September 18, 2018
Sad sad news https://t.co/lCujg5SYET
— chris fields (@chrisfieldsmma) September 18, 2018
RIP Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto. Gutting news.
— Fighters Only (@FightersOnly) September 18, 2018
RIP Kid Yamamoto, Osu !! My condolences to the family !! ? pic.twitter.com/a0tWlhnN1w
— Ray Sefo (@SugarRaySefo) September 18, 2018
RIP…fuck cancer https://t.co/bpXfqXVbNz
— Igor Araujo (@igoraraujojj) September 18, 2018
RIP Kid Yamamoto ?? pic.twitter.com/Su0Zr4zlA8
— The MMA Bible (@TheMMABible) September 18, 2018
Reading about the passing of Japanese MMA icon Kid Yamamoto. He was younger than me. Fuck cancer man! RIP sir, thanks for the memories… ?? pic.twitter.com/Vey4o7ODwK
— Nick Peet (@Peety_Editor) September 18, 2018
Loved seen this legend fight RIP lad https://t.co/VZkB737fM0
— Neil 2 Tap Seery (@NeilSeeryMMA) September 18, 2018
I will always remember what I learned from our battle my friend. Thank You for being such an amazing opponent and later a friend. RIP Kid. ?????? #kidyamamoto #killerbee #japanmma https://t.co/2Gg96QcIcR
— Jeff Curran (@BigFrogBJJ) September 18, 2018
The world lost a true warrior today – Rest In Peace “Kid” Yamamoto.
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) September 18, 2018
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) September 18, 2018
I am glad to have known you Nori. Until the next fight, OK?
— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) September 18, 2018
This is sad. Such a great guy, so many great fights, I loved commentating him in Dream and Dynamite. He will be sorely missed. God's finger touched him and he slept. RIP KID.
— MichaelSchiavello PM (@SchiavelloVOICE) September 18, 2018
— Chatri Sityodtong (@YODCHATRI) September 18, 2018
Norifumi Yamamoto was a pillar of not merely Japanese MMA or the kakutogi boom, but for a moment in time, the elite of MMA itself. Athletic swagger oozing from every pore. Highlight reel machine. Aggressive and efficient.
He is impossible to understand by his UFC run alone.
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) September 18, 2018
— esther lin (@allelbows) September 18, 2018
Rest In Peace ~ Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto
One of my all time favorite fighters. pic.twitter.com/85xaJendmQ
— Brandon Gibson (@SixGunGibson) September 18, 2018
— CyborgVNunes #UFC232 (@criscyborg) September 18, 2018