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.