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Japanese MMA star, Shinya Aoki will be dropping down to 145 lbs regardless if he wins or loses against Kotetsu Boku at ONE FC 8 this Friday.

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Post #1   4/3/13 11:32:23AM   

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A little surprising seeing as he's been pretty successful at LW. He's got a solid frame for FW though and it'll be interesting to see how he does at a new weight class.

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Oh shit. Aoki at 145 is scary.

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Post #3   4/3/13 11:39:02AM   

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This opens up so many exciting possibilties that aren't in Japan!

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Posted by Kpro

This opens up so many exciting possibilties that aren't in Japan!



True. Only reason I could think of for Aoki to cut to 145 would be if he were looking to join the UFC, or perhaps Bellator.

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Aoki over Mendes 2013

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Post #6   4/3/13 12:38:33PM   

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This is very interesting news. I see Aoki being a dangerous 145er. Here is to hoping he comes to the UFC as a FW

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Aoki is so talented that I don't care what wt he fights at so long as he signs with the UFC. Or at least Bellator...

Post #8   4/3/13 1:02:50PM   

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Posted by pmoney


Posted by Kpro

This opens up so many exciting possibilties that aren't in Japan!



True. Only reason I could think of for Aoki to cut to 145 would be if he were looking to join the UFC, or perhaps Bellator.

He needs to be in the UFC. I want to see him sign a 4 fight deal

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Posted by prophecy033


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Posted by Kpro

This opens up so many exciting possibilties that aren't in Japan!



True. Only reason I could think of for Aoki to cut to 145 would be if he were looking to join the UFC, or perhaps Bellator.

He needs to be in the UFC. I want to see him sign a 4 fight deal



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I've heard he watched the Melendez fight hundreds of times and came to the conclusion there is no way he could have won the fight. Mix that in with the beat down he got from Eddie and it looks like he needs to start lifting more or drop a weight class.

I think he's making the right move. I'd like to see the baldfather put him threw TUF so he could neck crank a bunch of scrubs.

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They said he couldnt take JZ down, hes too strong! They said. Aoki flies into guard.

They said he cant submit beat Alvarez. You cant submit what you cant takedown! Aoki transitions to a heel hook from the clinch.

He is one dimensional. All he has is Ace Bjj! Aoki stops Mckee via submission(strikes).

Americans cut too much weight, the japanese will never win a ufc belt! Aoki cuts to featherweight.

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Back in the day everyone said he couldn't make 160 for PRIDE. Then it was he can't make 155. Now he's going to 145.

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Posted by Pookie

Aoki over Mendes 2013



Aoki couldn't handle the money on his best night.

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