Japanese MMA Fighter and Professional Wrestler – Nobuhiko Takada
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Japanese MMA Fighter and Professional Wrestler Nobuhiko Takada spotted in Hawaii on New Years Eve (Dec 31, 2013).
Nobuhiko Takada (Japanese: 髙田延彦, born April 12, 1962) is a Japanese mixed martial arts fighter and professional wrestler. He was the founder of PRIDE Fighting Championships and the HUSTLE Wrestling Organization.
He is best known for helping to popularize shoot-style professional wrestling, as one of the biggest stars of the Universal Wrestling Federation and Union of Wrestling Force International in the ’80s and ’90s. Despite his irregular fight record and kayfabe politics, Takada is credited with the existence of PRIDE and the Japanese MMA boom, and is widely considered to be one of the main promotors of mixed martial arts both nationally and internationally.