Tanahashi: "Shibata leaving in the 2000s really put the company in a bad spot. It took a while for me to understand what he went through, that challenging himself and trying MMA was something important and difficult for him. When he first came back I really had no time for him" pic.twitter.com/r5WhXQgXXC

— CiarĂ¡n (@CiaranRH93) October 1, 2022