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Emanuel Yarborough

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Emmanuel 'Manny' Yarborough (September 5, 1964) is an American amateur sumo wrestler and mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor, also having competed in judo, wrestling, and American football. He is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 meters) tall and has weighed up to 800+ lb (370 kg). He holds the Guinness World Record for the largest athlete. Emanuel wears a size 21 shoe. He was the 1995 World Amateur Sumo Champion and is considered to be one of the most famous sumo wrestlers outside Japan. He competed in UFC 3, a mixed martial arts competition, losing to the much smaller Keith Hackney, who has since taken the nickname "The Giant Killer" and Daiju Takase (169 lbs) in Pride Fighting Championships.

College Football and wrestling

Yarborough was recruited for wrestling and football at Morgan State University. He achieved All American status in the Heavyweight class in 1983 Division II and 1986 Division I.


He appeared in a 1997 Bollywood film Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi which features Bollywood action hero Akshay Kumar and has appeared on several talk shows, as well as in a commercial for Motorola. He has also appeared on the HBO drama Oz as an inmate named Clarence Seroy.

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