Above you see the interpretive dance routine choreagraphed and directed by Shigeru Saeki in its debut at the Dream 8 weigh-ins. A stunned Shinya Aoki watched from just off-stage. He later described the routine to reporters as "breathtaking."
Then this guy showed up and ruined everybody’s fun.
(‘Quit screwing around!’)
Should be a fun night in Japan. Too bad HDNet won’t air it until Friday. I know I’d stay up late for this wacky charade.
Actual weigh-in results looked like this, in case you’re curious:
Hayato "Mach" Sakurai (167 lbs.) vs. Shinya Aoki (161.7 lbs.)
Yuya Shirai (166.5 lbs.) vs. Jason High (167 lbs.)
Marius Zaromskis (166.1 lbs.) vs. Seichi Ikemoto (166.5 lbs.)
John Alessio (167.2 lbs.) vs. Andre Galvao (167.2 lbs.)
Hideo Tokoro (137 lbs.) vs. Daiki "DJ.taiki" Hata (138.6 lbs.)
Sergei Kharitonov (256.3 lbs.) vs. Jeff Monson (242 lbs.
Riki Fukuda (195.4 lbs.) vs. Murlio "Ninja" Rua (193.6 lbs.)
Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro (153.3 lbs.) vs. Katsuhiko Nagata (154 lbs.)
Andrews Nakahara (187 lbs.) vs. Shungo Oyama (188.5 lbs.)
Katsuyori Shibata (189.6 lbs.) vs. Ikuhisa Minowa (191.4 lbs.)