If you’ve ever found yourself singing Shinya Aoki’s walkout song and begin the tune with ‘Baka Survivor!’ then fill in the rest of the song with incoherent mumbling followed by a resounding ‘Baka Survivor!’, then you’re not alone. I don’t know what those guys say, but apparently gem-studded police officer hats are in style. However unique you think you are, Japan is light years ahead of you. That’s probably why Shinya Aoki thinks the UFC is cool, but lately it hasn’t been ‘very interesting’ and Japanese MMA is the future. At least that’s what he said in this interview with Daniel Herbetson.
“I’m a huge fan of the UFC, but I think that it hasn’t been very interesting lately. There are good fighters of course but not so many interesting fights. They punch a little bit, then get a takedown and every round is just a repetition of that.”
“I am a big fan of aggressive fighters like BJ Penn, Joe Stevenson, Kenny Florian, Melvin Guillard and Nate Diaz.. Everyone else is just wrestling and it’s not interesting at all.”
“Japanese MMA is totally different. We go for knockouts and submissions from the beginning and going for the decision isn’t an option.”
Japanese MMA also lets matches like Jose Canseco vs. Hong Man Choi fly. According to Rampage, Japan will also depict you as a homeless man that eats out of the trash just to get people to watch. [Source]