MMA Legend Kid Yamamoto Reveals He’s Fighting Cancer

Mixed martial arts trailblazer Kid Yamamoto has not competed within the sport of MMA since 2015. Now the veteran competitor has come forward with some devastating news.

Kid Yamamoto is a former UFC fighter that largely gained popularity for his stunning performance under the Shooto and K-1 promotions earlier in his career. The MMA legend has since taken to social media to announce that he is now battling cancer.

Over Instagram, Yamamoto provided the statement in Japanese. However, the message has since been translated to reveal that the fighter is battling cancer and is determined to return to fighting.

The original message may be viewed below:

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