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by: JamieD On  Monday, January 16, 2012

sumo referee ko'dUpon first glance, sumo wrestling doesn’t seem like a very dangerous sport.  However, it is quite amazing how quickly that perception will change after watching this referee (or “gyoji,” as he is referred to in Japanese) get flattened by a 300-plus pound wrestler.

While attempting to avoid the two giants squaring off in the center of the ring, gyoji Shozaburo Kimura found himself trapped in the corner when he was suddenly knocked off the platform and onto the floor below.  Reports indicate that he was unconscious and had to be stretchered off, but thankfully, he has only sustained a concussion and is expected to be okay.

Here is a look at the incident.

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