A shooto title is meaningless, its kinda like being the king of pancrease these days in that its meaningless. The KOTC title means more at this point.
Notable fighers who have competed in Shooto....
And a good handfull of other recognizable names... in order to receive titles you had to go through guys like this...that's just between LW and MW.... You just sound biased.
I already outlined that I think Alvarez is over rated and that I think Huerta is a step up in competition for him that he won't be able to handle
Roger Huerta?? And who exactly has Roger Huerta defeated for you to make this claim?
The only win you named that impresses me at all is Rierio
That's because you are not paying attention to underrated top talent..
but that only impresses me due to how Aoki won. Subbing a grappler of that level is impressive
Riberio competed in the ADCC world championship in 00 and 03...He's also won the BJJ world championships 4 times...Shooto Champion... and he has won A Cage Rage title as well..
The only guy Aoki even beat who has any kinda of wrestling is Alvarez,
Alvarez has solid wrestiling yes..
most Japansese fighters have horrible wrestling so Aoki is obviously able to capitalize that but your average fighter who competes in the US LW division has a vastly superior wrestling game than there Japanese counter parts
That sounds good in theory, but they have massive jitz and Aoki is subbing guys that are champions on the ground... he's not a traditional BJJ player, hes a jiu jitsu mma bone breaker, he'd do to Guida what Maia did to Sonnen... Because your boy Guida has shown the potential to be submitted by lesser calibur jitz players...
Do you honestly not see the difference in wrestling ability between guys like Kawajiri or Kikuchi and guys like Frankie Edgar and Clay Guida?
You do realize that Kikuchi has defeated Jake Shields.... and Jake Shields is a world class grappler...
Do you not see how the Japanese officials refusal to make Aoki actually stand up gives him an unfair advantage?
He booty scooted in the Alvarez fight... but you're trying to make it out to be his signature move...
Shina Aoki grabs your limbs and pulls guard or goes straight to a submission lock..