Shinya Aoki Feels He Can Compete And Beat Most UFC 155ers

0

Shinya Aoki talks during the DREAM 11 Press Conference:

“I am not concerned about my opponent. It does not matter who I face — as long as I let my style shine and fully express myself in the ring, everything will be fine. Yes, I want a belt. Actually, let me rephrase that: I just want to win and do not want to lose. For every fight, it simply boils down to my wanting to win, or rather, my dogged determination to win. The belt will follow my victory, so I am focused solely on winning and do not allow myself to be distracted by belt or all the other frivolous stuff…. I am interested in fighting in a cage since a lot of the major promotions hold their fights in the cage nowadays. I am aware that some people raise the question about my viability in the cage — it upsets me whenever I hear them say that I will not succeed fighting in the cage under a different set of rules. I think I will not be beaten by anyone. It is often said that UFC is the pre-eminent force in the MMA world with the best fighters and BJ Penn is number one: (Raising his voice) It does not anger me, but it makes me want to challenge the assertion. I acknowledge their major league status, financial power, the caliber of their fighters, but I do not consider them the number one. I think I am the better fighter and capable of beating their fighters… so yeah, regardless of the opponent, I cannot afford to lose.”

LATEST NEWS

Paul Felder

Paul Felder Wants to ‘Finish Fights & Put Butts in The Seats’ The Rest...

Paul Felder's plans for the rest of 2017 are pretty straightforward. Last night (Feb. 19), Felder took on Alessandro Ricci in the main card opener of...
Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum: ‘It Would be an Honor to Share The Cage With GSP’

Kelvin Gastelum is well aware of Georges St-Pierre's return. Late last week, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White announced that "Rush" has agreed to...
Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo: ‘Max Holloway is Not a Complete Fighter, But He’s Dangerous’

Jose Aldo may not look at Max Holloway as the best fighter in the world, but he is aware of the dangers he presents. Aldo,...
Germaine de Randamie

Germaine de Randamie: ‘There’s no Reason For me to Run From Cris Cyborg’

Germaine de Randamie isn't down with the notion that she is ducking Cris Cyborg. At UFC 208 inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, Germaine...
Matt Mitrione

Matt Mitrione on Being Pulled From Bellator 172: ‘It’s Really Difficult’

Matt Mitrione isn't coming off his best weekend. Mitrione went from preparing for the biggest fight of his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career, to...