4/08/2010 9:39am, #1
Shinya Aoki: If I lose this fight, MMA in Japan is over.
According to the Japanese MMA fighter:
"If I lose this fight, MMA in Japan is over. Japan will become a colony of the USA.....Some maniacs say that USA's MMA is the best but I do not worship US MMA so this is big war to me, just like my fight against [Sengoku champion] Hirota [on New Year’s Eve]."
....to be honest I am far from them (Gomi, Uno). They are not the best of Japan. As champion of DREAM, my risk is much bigger than theirs.
4/08/2010 9:48am, #2
Can't wait to see the aftermath, whatever the end. Either middle fingers and an arm break or seppuku. lolOriginally Posted by MrBadGuy
4/08/2010 9:54am, #3
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4/08/2010 10:06am, #4
And this is why we loved WWF growing up: fighter drama. Good times.
4/08/2010 11:02am, #5
I am a big fan of Aoki—minus his more childish antics—and I hate that this nationalistic bullshit exists in combat sports. I enjoy the "Vale Tudo versus Combat Sambo" aspect of Brazil and Russia competing in the M-1 Global Challenge, but that's about technique rather than nationality. Every time I see a Japanese fighter saying **** like this, I watch Buakaw versus Masato (K-1 MAX 2004) and smile.
4/08/2010 11:11am, #6
I think Aoki is too much for Melendez on the ground, I see him getting the submission.
Though it wouldnt shock me if Melendez managed to keep it standing and win a decision.
4/08/2010 11:12am, #7
4/08/2010 11:52am, #8
Aoki is a megalomaniac.
4/08/2010 1:07pm, #9
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This will be so cool! When he has beaten everyone in strikeforce he will enter the ufc and fight BJ Penn!!! WOAH! HYPE HYPE HYPE!
4/08/2010 1:11pm, #10