Highlights from Yamamoto vs. Kanehara from Dynamite!! 2009 HT: MMA-Core
"Mixed martial artist Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto (32) and model MALIA (26) have divorced, it was learned on Thursday. Both of them announced the news on their respective blogs. The couple married in 2004 and had three children together. Yamamoto said that he was completely at fault for the divorce, explaining that he did not seriously help out with raising the kids. While MALIA diligently fulfilled her duties as a parent, Yamamoto only played with the children and was unable to properly educate them. He also admitted that he hung out with his friends even when MALIA was having a difficult time. Yamamoto said that he still only loves MALIA and hopes that they can remarry in the future." - Tokyograph HT: Nightmare of Battle
Despite a hasty report from MMA Junkie that he was "likely" to appear at DREAM.11 in October, "Kid" Yamamoto told reporters in Japan on Thursday that he is leaving the country to train abroad and won't fight again until New Year's Eve (when FEG holds its annual Dynamite!! show). Yamamoto said that he needs to recover his "hunger" and "wildness;" while no particular trainers were discussed, the United States and Thailand were mentioned as destinations. HT: Sportsnavi
"MMA fighter 'KID' Yamamoto got new ink today at TATTOO SOUL. Those 2 japanese characters express his own gym KRAZY BEE. He couldn't win at last K-1 but he will be back to the top soon!!! Please support him." - Akilla a.k.a. Horiyamato at TATTOO SOUL Shooto Pacific welterweight title contender Kotetsu Boku recently had some work done as well.
"KID" Yamamoto and teammate Atsushi Yamamoto (no relation) have been added to the July 13th K-1 MAX Final 8 card. 62kg (136 lbs.) - 3 x 3 min. + ext. round Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto (Krazy Bee) vs. Jae Hee Cheon (Busan Taesan) 62kg (136 lbs.) - 3 x 3 min. + ext. round Atsushi Yamamoto (Krazy Bee) vs. Kazuhisa Watanabe (Freelance) via DREAM Official