Just because Shinya Aoki rocks technicolor, seizure-inducing pants doesn’t mean that the dude isn’t the alpha male. Yesterday, Aoki issued a statement to the entire 155lb division and it came in the form of a Hirota’s broken arm combined with a giant middle finger (followed by Aoki running around the ring with his arms out like an airplane). Today in Japan, Aoki told the press that he should apologize for breaking Hirota’s arm and his post-fight antics…but he doesn’t.
“After my fight, I was excited, and so I did something rude that I should apologize for. But that showed just how excited I was over that fight.”
“When I had his arm behind his back, I could feel it popping. I thought, ‘Well, this guy’s pride just won’t let him tap, will it?‘ So without hesitation, I broke it. I heard it break, and I thought, ‘Ah, there, I just broke it.’ I was stopped afterward, but even if I hadn’t been, continuing to break it more would have been fine by me.”
“Dream got a solid win [with my victory over Hirota], so that was good, but we finished off Sengoku. Although Sengoku was already finished from the very beginning.”
“When Sasahara tells me to go and do something, I do it, and that’s how I live my life. If Sasahara tells me to go to Strikeforce and take them out or ‘Go and kill that guy,’ I’m going to do it. Even if he tells me to go take out Tanigawa, I’d do that too.”
Like him or hate him…dude can still break your arm. This is what he had to say regarding his Kawajiri match-up…you know, the one we were all promised at Dynamite!! 2009.
“I received a challenge from [Kawajiri], and so without telling him to shut the f— up, I accept the challenge and look forward to our fight,”
At the post-fight press conference, Aoki said he wanted to fight 7-10 times in 2010. We know one of those will be against Melendez for the Strikeforce lightweight belt, however the other should be against a Hawaiian dude that likes to show people what he eats. [Source]