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Shinya Aoki Responds to Jake Shields

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"Ah yea, I heard that the American, Jake Shields, is saying 'Aoki ran.' What the hell are you? A feudal lord? If you were some kinda genius like Michael Jackson, maybe I'd pay you some mind. But you? You can't say that."

-- Shinya Aoki, responding to claims by Jake Shields that Aoki had "no budo." More on budo (likely he means "bushido") here.








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Post #1   8/29/08 11:59:55PM   

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"some kind of genius like michael jackson"

maybe michael has gotten to japan and touched aoki?

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That quote is weird on so many levels.

Post #3   8/30/08 12:07:54AM   

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Genius...is probably a weird translation. I mean I watch a lot of anime and they refer to people who are always great fighters with amazing skills as "geniuses" or at least it's translated(subbed) that way. So I wouldn't take too much stock in it, just a translation thing I bet.

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Aoki probably has the best rubber guard in MMA. Even with the weight differential I think Jake would be experiencing a jitzu game he's unprepared for. I'm sure he's seen the rubber guard before but not one of Aoki's level. I know Eddie Bravo has been impressed with his utilization of the rubber guard. Seen a few videos of him training at 10th planet to.

Come to the land of the rising sun Jake...if you have the "bushido".

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Jake would own aoki

Post #6   8/30/08 12:19:04AM   

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WAR AOKI

Aoki is the man. and yes, there is a lot of translation mishaps that occur when going from Japanese to English. i agree that Shields was out of line for saying that and he had no business in doing so. i do respect Jake as a fighter and i think he is a top W, but he had no reason to call out Aoki like that. i just can't wait for Aoki to bounce back and show that he is still a threatening force at 155.

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"If an offer comes, I'll be happy to fight. Because, I like you, because you're strong! The person giving you the best reputation in Japan is me!!!!! Really, Linda is going to have a problem. I mean, Sensei Jake's tight groundwork will be outclassed and wow'd by my funky groundwork."

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jake is a very bad matchup for aoki. he is not only a great wrestler but has really good jits as well. aoki's subs are so good that he definitely would make it exciting but it is a very bad match up for aoki

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Aoki would be outmuscled and we would see Aoki vs Hellboy 2, only quicker.

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Posted by IriShame

That quote is weird on so many levels.



The guy makes statments like his pants are cool

Micheal Jackson

Post #11   8/30/08 2:20:17PM   

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I look at the MJ comment like this. You gotta admit MJ was a musical genius. The guy had it all. Despite what people think of him, he's a musical genius. Aoki is basically using MJ as a metaphor for what he considers the top level of MMA. He's saying that Jake Shields is not at the top of the MMA food chain so he shouldn't be making comments like that. MJ has a huge following in Japan (they're probably less exposed to his bad press than we are) and it doesn't shock me at all that he would use MJ as an example.

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Post #12   8/30/08 3:40:49PM