Shinya Aoki: "I Knew Kawajiri Never Taps... I Was Hoping for an Open-Fracture"

Photo via yahoo.co.jp

Shinya Aoki talked to Sportnavi after defending his lightweight title by submitting Tatsuya Kawajiri on DREAM.15:

"When I grabbed him, I felt that I could finish it... When I caught him and tried to submit him, I heard a loud crackle sound. He did not tap so I thought 'Ok, this match just became a death-fight' and I was going to destroy his leg. I knew Kawajiri never taps so I could not win without breaking his bone. I was hoping for an open-fracture."

"No one could have endured [that submission] like Kawajiri. His heart is iron."

On why he did not wear his trademark tights:

There was no reason and there's no reason to wear long spats in every fight.

HT: Middle Easy (via GryphonJapan)

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