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Ikuhisa Minowa versus brain trauma

Updated: September 18, 2010, 8:11 PM ET
By Jake Rossen

First reaction to MMAFighting's news that middleweight Ikuhisa Minowa will fight heavyweight James Thompson at Dream 16 on Sept. 25: This hasn't happened already?

Second: What does Minowa have against his brain?

Minowa, 34 in human years but probably feeling a spry 96, has made his name in Japan for refusing to let go of the open-weight-class torch in MMA. At a bodyweight in the 190s, he's fought Bob Sapp (at least 300 pounds), Zulu, Jr. (two Sapps, easy) and Butterbean ...

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