Norifumi Yamamoto’s death is being mourned by the MMA world. Photo: Twitter

Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto dies from cancer aged 41 as MMA world mourns Japanese legend

Mixed martial arts community pays tribute to ‘real life MMA superhero’ Norifumi Miyamoto, just three weeks after he announced battle with cancer

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Norifumi Yamamoto’s death is being mourned by the MMA world. Photo: Twitter
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Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin

Nick is a production editor on the South China Morning Post's sport desk. He was previously a sports writer for ESPN, and can be found on most days trying to think of ways he can pretend professional wrestling is a sport so that he can write about it.