Shinya Aoki has made it no secret that he dislikes Yoshihiro Akiyama. I know, it’s not like he’s the only one … Akiyama has become one of the biggest heels in MMA history. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone taking more shit or getting more disrespect than him. If ya wanna know why, check this out.
Anyways, here’s Aoki’s latest column in Kampiro where he calls Akiyama scum for calling out Yoshida (who fights for rival organization Sengoku). Note that this is a Suki translation and she’s been known to miss undertones in fighter messages before, but the meaning seems quite obvious here:
I’m very mad. I’m proud to fight in DREAM. I believe In DREAM, both staff members and fighters work together to create the best MMA event. We have been working very hard since this event was started last March.
In the last event, a fighter said he wanted to fight someone who belonged to the other event. He added that he wouldn’t mind fighting in the other event. I wonder why he could say that in front of DREAM fun, who love this event and want to watch exciting events in DREAM. He always only care about his own convenience.
I don’t forget what he said. I believe I can be more popular than him and bring more benefits the event. I think I can be stronger and famous all over the world. He can go anywhere but I don’t run away. I represent DREAM.
A fight between Akiyama and Aoki would be something to see indeed … maybe it’ll happen at that NYE show no one has admitted is going to happen?