Posted by armbar66j7
Posted by KungFuMaster
I hope Aoki is at least a decent stand up fighter before he comes over to the ufc. If he is not, oh man - he will be torn to pieces by the likes of Edgar, Henderson, Cerrone, and any light weight fighter who is good on their feet.
idk about that, id say is jiu jitsy can carry him with no striking to at least beat average ufc guys, but he showed some improvement in his last 10 fights, most recently his razor rob win, but deffinetly would get mauled either way by edgar, his style is a complete clone of melendez
Don't get me wrong - I want Aoki to do well in the ufc if and when he comes over. I just don't like how vulnerable he is when he is standing. I don't think he knows how to throw a proper punch - let alone generate any kind of power.
Most ufc fighters come in with good game plans despite their standings in the rankings. The key to beating Aoki should be no surprise for any fighter.
What Aoki needs to do is dedicate his training to include striking and wrestling while brushing up on his Jiu Jitsu and Judo. If he does this for 2 years, I would love to see him in the octagon and I think he would do well whether or not he ever becomes a ufc champion.
IMO, Aoki has the perfect frame for the 155 lb weight class and if he was to further improve on his weaknesses, the monster they talked about will finally emerge.