I could see wanting to compete in Japan if Pride was still around. But those organizations currently running over there are whacky. Granted Pride wasnt exactly run that well either, but it put on great shows and was regarded as the best organization in the world. You got a main event level fight being called off like an hour before the fight is supposed to go down(JZ/Hansen),great fighters fighting guys they have no business fighting. I dunno, they got alot of good guys over there. I just think I could do a better job of running some of those shows. Dream, Sengoku, are all just ashes of a beautiful dynasty that was once known as Pride.
Im sure he loves fighting in his home country, but why not at least give the UFC a shot. Sign a 3 fight deal and if you dont like it at the end, peace out. When Pride was around, several guys left there comfort zones in the US with the UFC and split for Pride. If Aoki wants to fight BJ bad enough he should do it. But im afraid there is a much better chance of BJ hearing about Aoki calling him out and bolting over to Japan immediately after the GSP fight and fighting him over there.
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