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Post-Dynamite Notebook: Aoki Wants Bout with B.J. Penn

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“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,” Aoki commented. “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,” Aoki said on the eve of arguably his greatest victory. “Please do not misunderstand -- I really need this to be clearly expressed in the media: Shinya Aoki will not go to the UFC. 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.”



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Post #1   1/2/09 2:16:26AM   

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As amazing as Aoki is on the ground, I don't see him subbing BJ. It would be interesting to see, but I'd take BJ by TKO.

Post #2   1/2/09 3:09:41AM   

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Just out of curousity does anyone know why Aoki won't go to the UFC?

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Posted by Diamondback2

Just out of curousity does anyone know why Aoki won't go to the UFC?



He makes way more money in Japan. I think Aoki would probably lose, but you have to admire him for wanting the best LW's. I would rather see JZ vs BJ, those are the two top LW's IMO.

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Posted by Diamondback2

Just out of curousity does anyone know why Aoki won't go to the UFC?



He prb wants to be able to fight in japan but UFC wont let him unless they hold a UFC event there

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lol hellboy hit him harder than i thought

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I've gotta say it, "I CANT EVEN BEGIN TO FATHOM A FIGHT BETWEEN BJ PENN AND SHINYA AOKI!"

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I'm not really a fan of a fighter calling out another fighter out across the gap of different promotions. It's pretty easy to do when you know you won't be fighting him any time soon, so best to keep quiet until negotiations have started.

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These two need to go at it to shoot down the people who think aoki is #1.

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Posted by cmill21


Posted by Diamondback2

Just out of curousity does anyone know why Aoki won't go to the UFC?



He makes way more money in Japan. I think Aoki would probably lose, but you have to admire him for wanting the best LW's. I would rather see JZ vs BJ, those are the two top LW's IMO.



did u miss the fight where aoki defeated JZ by UD

Post #10   1/2/09 6:45:33AM   

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It's an ambitious goal for Aoki to fight Penn. Aoki's got great JJ, but so does Penn. I think BJ would avoid the sub and destroy Aoki on the feet.

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Posted by mentalcase


Posted by cmill21


Posted by Diamondback2

Just out of curousity does anyone know why Aoki won't go to the UFC?



He makes way more money in Japan. I think Aoki would probably lose, but you have to admire him for wanting the best LW's. I would rather see JZ vs BJ, those are the two top LW's IMO.



did u miss the fight where aoki defeated JZ by UD



Yeah but I agree with Cmill JZ is the better fighter. His game is more well rounded credit to Aoki for the win but as far as Aoki or JZ v BJ Styles make fights and JZ has a better style to beat BJ the Aoki.

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Posted by nickcuc547

These two need to go at it to shoot down the people who think aoki is #1.



name one person who thinks this

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If Aoki is never coming to the UFC then he is never fighting BJ. That's why he talks trash, cause he knows it will never happen.....

Fighters need to start realizing that the UFC is the ONLY place to be, there is no other promotion like it....simple as that...

Post #14   1/2/09 10:14:34AM   

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You know who the last guy to talk like this was?

Gomi.

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