Aoki Unwilling to Fight at Dream 3?

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.

HT: Fightlinker


  1. so i'm thinking he's mad that he has to fight calvacante again so he won't fight in DREAM 3 if he wins. thats ok because he's not going to win anyway.

  2. i agree kom34, aoki is a great fighter but calvacante looked like he was going to run right through him.

  3. Both of you are dumb. It was an even match until JZ elbowed him in the back.

    It will be a good fight again, however the jumping submission master will win.

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