A while back on a Shimewaza thread (re: Jefferson & Pedro) we were talking about a player who supposedly had his neck broken by shimewaza. Nobody could come up with the exact name of the guy.

I'm pretty sure the guy I was thinking of was Spain's Sergio Domenech. Apparently, he broke his neck due to a throw in March 2000 in Italy. Unfortunately, the other player slapped on a strangle before anybody realized there was a problem.

A brief version of the story is still up at the Ippon/Fighting Films site.

thats the kinda story i dont really want to be reading 2 weeks out from the nationals.

I hear you Josh.