Kid Yamamoto Jumps On Subway Track To Rescue Injured Man

011_kid_yamamoto_large_medium_mediumNorifumi "Kid" Yamamoto may be on a losing streak in the UFC, but he made one new fan in Tokyo this week when he lept onto a subway track to pull an injured man out of the path of oncoming trains. Yahoo! Japan was the first to report on the incident.

Ariel Helwani at MMA Fighting summarized the story:

The bantamweight fighter noticed that an older man was unconscious and bleeding from his head on the Gotanda Station track. While he was the first to jump onto the track to help him, the man was too heavy to lift on his own, so other bystanders assisted Yamamoto in getting him off the track. Yamamoto and others were successful in rescuing the man before the next train arrived at the station.

Yamamoto is 0-3 since coming to the UFC. Once considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, the 35-year-old "Kid" has struggled since a series of knee injuries and an ill-advised attempt to make the Japanese Olympic wrestling team.

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