Sunday, May 14, 2006

What happens to retired sumo wrestlers

Ever wonder what happens to retired sumo wresters? Well, the video below shows Royce Gracie taking on a retired Akebono, Hawaiian-born Chad Rowan, who became Japanese sumo's first-ever foreign grand champion (yokozuna) in 1993. He last wrestled as a rikishi in 2000, retired in 2001, and left sumo entirely in 2003.

—Mellow Monk

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