A UFC, K-1, Pancrase, and Rings vet who competed in MMA from 1998 to 2006. Genki is one of the few mixed martial arts fighters who might be better known for his work outside his fighting career. . Prior to MMA, Genki was a collegiate wrestling champion in Japan. He moved to the United States to attend Santa Monica College. While he never completed a degree there, it is where he first picked up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Over the course of his MMA career, Sudo would claim victories over Nate Marquardt, Leigh Remedios, Mike Brown, Royler Gracie, kickboxing great Ramon Dekkers, and even super heavyweight "Butterbean" Eric Esch. He even dabbled in kickboxing, although to no great success. . After retiring from professional combat sports, Sudo went on to form the techno/dance group "World Order." He also took a position as the head wrestling coach at Takushoku University. He has also published a number of essays on Buddhism and fighting and has appeared in several films, most notably the live action version of Ruroni Kenshin.
|Place of birth||Koto, Tokyo, Japan|