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Shinya Aoki to America: “Top of MMA is JAPAN!”

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We didn’t pick up on Shinya Aoki‘s post-fight speech at Dynamite!! 2008 because we don’t speak Japanese and we didn’t actually watch the event, but apparently the Tobikan Judan had some strong words for Dana White, the UFC, and our country as a whole. You can check it out above, helpfully translated into broken English.

Later, in a chat with Sherdog, Aoki was a bit more humble:

“I think there’s no doubt that B.J. Penn is still the best at 155 pounds. He’s most likely the best fighter in the world. I don’t ignore the UFC. I respect the UFC because it’s a very high level organization — a high summit in the sport.”

“Personally, the most decisive fight in the world, the culmination, the pinnacle for me is B.J. Penn. Please do not misunderstand — I really need this to be clearly expressed in the media: Shinya Aoki will not go to the UFC. [Ed. note: :'-( ] I just want to fight B.J. Penn. This is my selfish wish. I know that everyone says they want Penn, but I think I’m the number one Japanese fighter to be saying this.”

Yes, Shinya. Out of all the fighters who publicly call out BJ Penn but have no intention of signing with the organization that would make a fight with him a legitimate possibility, you are definitely the top Japanese one.

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Douchebaggery- March 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm
Aoki is a fucking faggot.
Lovely- March 14, 2009 at 1:22 pm
I've been around the sport of wrestling for a long time. Not big into MMA but whatever. I will say that I can recognize and appreciate high talent when I see it. You can say whatever you want. When I watch the likes of Gomi and Aoki, I see incredible talent and these guys don't lose very often. They make the best of them let out public squeals of pain for the whole world to see...Alvarez, hansen and the rest. Again, you can say what you want, until America becomes un-pucified we wont defeat these guys who have been competing since they were 9. We used to have powerfully strong wrestling programs that put out grapplers that would destroy these guys. I.E. Brands brothers, Steiners, schultz, etc. etc. Sadly those days are gone for now. Does the U.S. still have it? I don't think so.
Mertz Pertz- January 6, 2009 at 7:44 am
I don't speak Japanese but i do understand Korea. The lady that was speaking over was translating in Korean. She never mentioned about Dana White or Japan MMA is the best. He said number one MMA in America i have been there and I will be top in Japan.

Lost in translation.
Steelcityslicker- January 5, 2009 at 6:49 am
Yeah I take it Crookshank has no intention of trying to justify his comments. It's ok though, he has been exposed for what he is.
rex quan dow- January 4, 2009 at 4:58 am
i still say we should kill him forget about it.and yea everyone i carnt spell good but at least i no my mma not like peter pan over here who thinks fighters can do a van damme and catch they should be coming out with cheesy one liners when they do it like you forgot to take yr medication ha ha ha or remember my brother.crook shark we dont like love piss drinkers so fucking do one you mupet go suck yr boyfriends cock while you watch kickboxer for the 789th time.before i anti up and burn yr house down and patrick smith yr ass on yr lawn when you come running out with flames on yr fucking meff
Steelcityslicker- January 3, 2009 at 8:36 pm
Yeah so far I am the only one that I have found that can please me the way I want to be pleased!

"Anonymous" (aka crookshark) you want to see if you can meet all my desires? Email me and lets hook up ok?

wink wink
Dana White- January 3, 2009 at 8:08 pm
Let him fight Nick Diaz first then we can talk BJ .
Anonymous- January 3, 2009 at 7:13 pm
I think "Steelcityslicker" plays with himself to much!
Steelcityslicker- January 3, 2009 at 4:17 pm
Clarify?? You fucknut........You clearly called me a "teenage pock marked semi literate moron." Lay off, I have feelings too you shaftsmoker. That wasn't very nice you know.

Am I worked into a "tizzy?" Nope.........won't happen. I enjoy calling out BS'ers like yourself.........You sit behind your moniter, all pasty-faced from lack of sunlight, the juice from your double stuffed burrito dripping down your chin acting like you know it all on an MMA website trying to make yourself into something you are not...........You think that by remaining calm and attempting to appear mature you can hide your lack of knowledge. Argue the points you quiff.

Next you will be telling me that you are a Dr. and make tonnes of $$, drive expensive cars, are 6'6" and bench press 500lbs.....yeah I know you, and your type. The reality of it though is that you are probably having a hissy fit in your parent’s basement because someone called you on your BS remarks. ***You still have not defended your position BTW.....***

You are nothing but a failed abortion. Your mom should have used a metal coat hanger to scrape out her insides instead of one of the plastic ones when you were in-utero. That way you would have been born stillborn, like you were supposed to, instead of being born half retarded like you are now......

And to clarify, no I am not a homophobe, I love Lesbians - they are the greatest invention EVER!! But thanks! Seriously, I am the farthest thing away from a Homophobe, so don't bother trying to push your hate on me.

How about arguing your point nuthugger?
crookshark- January 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm
jeez mr steel, you sure have gone and gotten yourself all worked into a tizzy. let me clarify, my semi literate comment was directed at rex quan dow. the poor child can barely string two sentences together, i think he's gotten beat about the head a few too many times. i hope he has good health care. you, on the other hand, are a moron. i say that because you are a complete homophobe, and its pathetic. people like you will sound like the racist segregationists of the past in the very near future, and you bring shame to the entire sport of mma.
rex quan dow- January 3, 2009 at 1:37 pm
steelcitysliker and rex quan dow 1 crook shark 0 tell yr mum to get a fucking shave too you windowlicker picture me doing a round house with my gsp pants on forget about it.
Steelcityslicker- January 3, 2009 at 12:47 pm
PS - Your original argument had nothing to do with either myself or Rex being "teenage pock marked semi literate morons."

It's not nice to call someone names cockgobbler. Sorry if I hurt your feelings while making my point you fat bitch.

Suck it up nancy boy!!
Steelcityslicker- January 3, 2009 at 12:41 pm
Crookshark, why the fuck do you bother watching MIXED martial arts if you are only interested in grappling? Anybody who has ever competed in an MMA match knows that they need to be versed in all aspects of martial arts because any discipline can end a fight.

You are sitting here talking about the "most effective way to win a fight....." You are in idiot. You win a fight if you win a fight. The guy can tap or be ktfo......there is no such thing as an "effective way to win a fight." If you had any expereince at all in combat sports, you would realize that. I will continue to make gay masturbation jokes based on the fact that is how your life masturbation gone wrong.....

Look back recently at Dream 5, Aoki sure did exploit Hansen by catching all of those punches.........wth his face. I guess that he must have forgot to catch the punch in fucking douchebag.

Anderson Silva, GSP, Lidell, Jackson, All great strikers and are the top of their weight classes, all amazing strikers who end fights the same way.

Get your bf's cock out of your ears and listen up. I am not disputing the fact that grappling/wrestling/jiujitsu is important in a MIXED MARTIAL ARTS MATCH. But it is by no means the most effective way to end a fight. you do what gets the job done you fucking pap smear...........

Hey, I hear Tapout is having a half off sale......gotta go!
crookshark- January 3, 2009 at 12:25 pm
thank you steelcityslicker and rex quan dow for proving my point precisely. steelcityslicker chooses to make his point with gay masturbation jokes, and rex quan dow wants to come 'bye' his dojo and fight him. definitely, you are both grown up adult men, and not teenage pock marked semi literate morons. thank you for illustrating my argument.
rex quan dow- January 3, 2009 at 9:58 am
and would u say to corry hiil that striking is the easiest way to finish a fight.i would rather be arm barred than kicked the shit out off not that anyone could do that to me forget about it .crook shark sounds like john mutua and what happend to that spacker forget about best not fly solo anymore crook forget about it
rex quan dow- January 3, 2009 at 9:19 am
crookshark that is so fucking stupid you need to come bye my dojo to see if you can catch yr teeth in mid air forget about it.this is the ufc look up what it stands for plus i would like to see evans catch a anderson silva head kick.if what you say is true why did chuck beat tito ass twice and randy twice randleman dominate the division only time he is beaten is on the feet.if you come to the ufc as just a wrestler with a jitz game yr ass is gona get knocked out i like how you base yr point on one fight and forrest looks shit on the ground forget about it.i could say matt huges vs thiago alves
Steelcityslicker- January 3, 2009 at 7:38 am
Crookshark you are an idiot who obviously does not understand a whole lot, outside of watching the UFC while masturbating to Rogan's voice........

When was the last time you saw a BJJ guy "catch a punch" besides using their face to do so? This isn't "Kung-Fu the LEgend continues", it's a real life combat sport.

Get your sorry fat ass to the gym and start learning about what you are preaching........

"Agreeing with Crookshank is for pre-pubescent boys, the rest of cagepotato is for men......"
crookshark- January 3, 2009 at 12:32 am
"I think the natural progression of the sport will favor strikers. Nothing to do with entertainment, it's just an easier way to finish the fight."

Well, I think that striking is the easier way to finish a fight if your opponent is also striking. Every energy can be used against you, just look at how Rashad neutralized Forrest's kicks. He caught one and dragged him down to the ground. Strikes are useless if you can catch a fist or a kick and use the force against your opponent. Good mma is not about 'easy', but about effective solutions. Strikes are terrible ways to win a real fight against a good wrestler, he will drag you down. Strikes are frankly the most bloody and the most obviously violent way to win a fight, but not the most effective. If you are facing a good striker in a fight, the best way to win is to turn their strikes into a handicap. I find Aoki interesting because he turns his opponents strikes into weaknesses. Every time you throw a punch, or a kick, he might grab your limb and break it. Striking might seem like an easy way to win a fight, but that is only true against someone who doesn't understand judo or wrestling or jujitsu.

The striking game is for the teenagers. Grappling is for the adults.

PaddyCakes- January 2, 2009 at 8:15 pm
Haha it said "Tnank You" at the end...
RaginAsian- January 2, 2009 at 8:10 pm
Xamot: I don't know what he's trying to say. Is he saying the best fighters are in Japan? Dumb. Is he saying the best fighters are Japanese? Also erroneous. Maybe that the best fighters started in Japan? Holds a little water but not much. Someone needs to translate this clearly so I know which area I'm supposed to call Aoki a dumbass in.

Maybe it's meant to be calling out Ishii for being a traitor?

Ronnie Dobbs: Sure it does. But that fight was two years ago, whereas he got his teeth punched in by the same guy a few months ago. He should close that book before he starts opening new ones.
Richard Tucker- January 2, 2009 at 6:49 pm
"Personally, the hottest bitch in the world, the culmination, the pinnacle for me is Jessica Biel. Please do not misunderstand — I really need this to be clearly expressed in the media: Shinya Aoki will masturbate into a Kleenex tonight with pants around ankles, crying. I just want to fuck Jessica Biel. This is my selfish wish.”
Anonymous- January 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm
portlandmma says: "I think Aoki is a stud... has some of the smoothest moves on the ground i've ever seen... i was impressed with the stalking butt scoot he did."

Whoa, whoa, whoa... we're just talkin' about fights here, buddy.
Scrambled Eggs- January 2, 2009 at 3:32 pm
@ gesus:

I can agree that there are obvious reasons Aoki wouldn't sign with the UFC, but since that is the case, why is he calling it out? He's only asking for all the "put up or shut up" comments that he will get!
portlandmma- January 2, 2009 at 3:26 pm
I think Aoki is a stud, and he is a definite top 3 light weight, but i dont think he has a chance in hell to beat BJ Penn. Aoki has some of the smoothest moves on the ground i've ever seen but his striking isn't even close to top notch. BJ has an amazing ground game and amazing striking, Aoki has no chance of tapping BJ and no chance in hell of out striking him. However, i was impressed with the stalking butt scoot he did to Alvarez.
johnnynormal- January 2, 2009 at 3:10 pm
"[I'm assuming you're of a certain age since your name is an old, obscure G.I. Joe c-list character.]"

Harsh, Bottylam! ... how can you call the Crimson Twins C-list. Is it just because they are each others weakness? I don't like, no sir, not one bit.