The 1998 K-1 Grand Prix:

Written by Tom Melesky

I was in my first year of living in Japan, travelling from one capsule-sized hotel to another, repairing computer systems for ungrateful department heads all over Kanto. With little to do and even less room to move in, the television became my constant companion. It was here, one lonely autumn night in the boonies that I had an opportunity to watch K-1 for the first time....

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