Shinya Aoki is a pro wrestling heel stuck fighting mixed martial arts. Aoki will submit your heroes, laugh at broken limbs, wear villain eye glasses, upset fans with his rainbow pants, and will end his night flipping off the world in defiance. Ask Aoki to color a picture within the lines and he will probably write an obscene gesture on your wall in crayons.
At Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 Aoki took a squash match with Yuki Yamaoto and made it interesting. After eating a knee to the jaw going in for a takedown, Aoki dragged Yamaoto to the mat and set him up for a quick submission. 81 seconds after the opening bell, Aoki added win via Twister submission to his fight resume. The tap out was the 26th of Aoki’s 45 fight career.
What’s a New Year Eve win without some post fight taunting? Yamaoto had to be restrained by his corner after he was offended by some of Aoki’s post fight shenanigans. The 26 year old Yamaoto followed Aoki around the ring while his corner intervened. Aoki is a master of “duck-duck-goose” and Yamaoto had no chance of catching up with after the fight.
A middle finger for Yamaoto’s corner. A middle finger for the crowd and a double finger salute for Yamaoto from Aoki as he exits the ring. No worries Aoki also gave everyone a thumbs up as he headed back to the locker room. Aoki hates you but he’s very good at hating you, so thumbs up to you and yours this holiday season. Never change Shinya Aoki.