Aoki didn't want some Sugar? That man's got No Love! Thanks for the heads up Grabaka, they say at mmajunkie that Nelson will get to fight at the next DREAM show:
Thanks to Shinya Aoki (27-5 MMA, 11-2 DREAM), Shane Nelson (13-5 MMA, 0-0 DREAM) won't be fighting at DREAM.17.
However, his willingness to fight one of the sport's elite lightweights on less than two-weeks' notice has not gone unrewarded.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with multiple sources close to the Japanese-based promotion that while Nelson's contract was voided when Aoki declined to face him at the event, "The Ultimate Fighter 8" cast member was awarded a two-fight deal with the promotion.
Nelson is now set to debut for the promotion at DREAM.18, which is tentatively set for July.