Assuming this translation is accurate, Shinya Aoki sends quite the message to Dana White and the UFC in the video above. I love Japanese MMA, but Aoki might want to check out these ratings, and realize Japan is no longer the mecca of mixed martial arts.
Aoki also proclaimed following his victory over Eddie Alvarez that he wants to fight BJ Penn. Don’t get your hopes up though, because he’s not willing to come to the UFC to do it.
“Personally, the most decisive fight in the world, the culmination, the pinnacle for me is B.J. Penn. Please do not misunderstand — I really need this to be clearly expressed in the media: Shinya Aoki will not go to the UFC. I just want to fight B.J. Penn. This is my selfish wish. I know that everyone says they want Penn, but I think I’m the number one Japanese fighter to be saying this.”
CR: Bloody Elbow