Shinya Aoki talks Gilbert Melendez:
"If I lose this fight, MMA in Japan is over. Japan will become a colony of the USA."
"Some maniacs say that USA's MMA is the best but I do not worship US MMA so this is big war to me, just like my fight against [Sengoku champion] Hirota [on New Year’s Eve]."
"To be honest I am far from them (Gomi, Uno). They are not the best of Japan. As champion of DREAM, my risk is much bigger than theirs. But if pressure destroys me I am not a true fighter," Aoki says.
"I can risk my life if needs be. I am a warrior…. I am really serious about MMA. So I do not talk about technique now, because this fight is not about technique but about instinct and heart! One tough guy will stand, another tough guy will fall. Everyone, look upon this scene."
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