Aoki Unwilling to Fight at Dream 3?

Shinya Aoki

In a recent interview with Shinya Aoki, the colorful leotard wearing, submission artist, stated that he will not be fighting at DREAM 3 if he wins his fight over Gesias “JZ” Calvancante on April 29 at DREAM 2.

- Are you thinking about fighting on May 11 in DREAM 3?
I win on Apr 29, but not fight on May 11. That’s their business and not me. I’m not well-considered person to agree with fighting on May 11. I’m not thinking about a fight after Apr 29. I may fight if I had an easy fight on Apr 29.
– Don’t you want a belt?
Not interested in. My next fight has more meaning than a belt.

The fighters faced each other at DREAM 1, but the fight was ruled a “No Contest” after JZ hit Aoki with an illegal elbow to the shoulder blade, rendering him unable to continue.

The DREAM promotion scheduled the rematch at DREAM 2 on April 29, but the winner would have to continue in the lightweight Grand Prix two weeks later at DREAM 3.

HT: Fightlinker


  1. kom34

    April 16, 2008 at 4:02 am

    so i'm thinking he's mad that he has to fight calvacante again so he won't fight in DREAM 3 if he wins. thats ok because he's not going to win anyway.

  2. roy

    April 16, 2008 at 4:26 am

    i agree kom34, aoki is a great fighter but calvacante looked like he was going to run right through him.

  3. Miso

    April 17, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Both of you are dumb. It was an even match until JZ elbowed him in the back.

    It will be a good fight again, however the jumping submission master will win.

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