Originally Posted by Squirrelfighter
Under your logic almost everyone should have been interviewed at UFC 120, yet only a fraction fo the fighters were. Your rebuttal holds even less water.
Actually, i disagree.
I've rewatched the fight 3 hrs ago and i still don't understand what Aoki was trying to say to the announcer.
Was he *begging* to get the mic or was it a sign that he didn't want the mic?!?!
Only he can explain the situation.
1. This was the MAIN CARD!
2. Shinya Aoki is one of the best fighters in the world (in a lot of people's opinion) and SF/ZUFFA are trying to promote him in the US, where he isn't that known for the casual fans
3. He just pulled off a beautiful submission.
I can understand not interviewing a fighter who won a boring decision or a controversial one.
But, when the winning fighter meets all the criterias i layed out, from 1 to 3 - i believe he should get his interview, with or without time constraints!
For crying out loud...how long is a normal post fight interview?!?! 20-30 seconds?!?
If he eanted the mic, he should have gotten the mic.
END OF STORY!
Originally Posted by Sambo de Amigo
Pretty much how i see it , my heart goes out to japan but it has nothing to do with the fight therefore if SF didnt feel the need to allow him to speak or give him an interview then so be it.
Yes...it's their call.
But comm'on...let's be serious.
You have more than 10,000 people screaming Aoki's name, after a superb victory.
a fighter like Aoki asks for the mic in a situation like this one - you give it to him.
Otherwise, it's a big sign of disrespect.
Chad Griggs, Valentijn Overeem or Bobby Lashley got interviewd (if i'm not mistaking)