Sumo, which is hundreds if not thousands of years old, remains an important sport and cultural practise in Japan — despite numerous scandals involving bullying, betting and organized crime.
Bloody Elbow recognizes sumo’s place in martial arts and mixed martial arts history and also believes that watching two guys throw down in the doyu is exceptional fun.
This stream is your place for all the events, highlights and analysis out of Japan. Here you will find event coverage of the yearly Honbasho as well as news stories involving the various figures involved.
The stream will also include posts that act as primers on various aspects of the esoteric sport.
You can follow all of Bloody Elbow’s sumo coverage here: Sumo Stomp!
Here are some recent posts covering the sport of Sumo:
- Sumo Haru Basho: Final day results, full bout replays and analysis
- Sumo stomp! Five reasons to watch the haru basho
- Sumo’s latest rankings: Big promotions for Tobizaru and Daieisho, Tochinoshin relegated to Juryo
- Hakuho, sumo’s G.O.A.T, retires with emotional ceremony
- Sumo Hatsu Basho: Final day results and recap
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