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A week after Mongolian-born yokozuna Hakuho criticized a decision from ringside judges, wrestlers from the elite makuuchi division weighed in on the comments that appeared to throw cold water on his monumental achievement at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.

Hakuho, who became the all-time record holder after capturing his 33rd career Emperor’s Cup, made a breach of etiquette after wondering aloud why ringside judges had called for a rematch in his bout against ozeki Kisenosato on the 13th day of the tournament.

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