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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-05-2008, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Aoki Update

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...6215&zoneid=13
this time I have a source so I feel special.
Apparently he will be fighting in the tourny, but at Dream 4 instead of Dream 3.

At first I was kinda ticked off that they are giving him some special privileges in a way, but the Dream 3 is a really solid looking card at the moment, where as I don't really care too much about the MW GP, so this + CC vs JLB will make Dream 4 pretty nice.

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Good to see Shinya's still in this GP. I want, no, I DEMAND Aoki vs Ishida. Hell, Aoki vs anyone would rule.

Dream is awesome.

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Instead of replacing Shinya Aoki (Pictures) in the Dream lightweight grand prix, the promotion announced Monday that Aoki's quarterfinal bout against Katsuhiko Nagata (Pictures), scheduled for May 11, has been postponed until June 15.

The delay is due to the numerous injuries Aoki sustained in his two recent bouts against Gesias Calvancante (Pictures). According to Aoki's family doctor, the 24-year-old grappling prodigy suffered a concussion of the cervical vertebra in his March 15 meeting with the Brazilian and picked up a severely bruised rib in the second battle on April 29.

"Because of the seriousness of his injuries, I have recommended Aoki not to fight again in the next 40 days," the doctor said. "He has torn some cartilage in his costal area, which prevents him from breathing properly. Aoki has to take two weeks off to fully heal up and as a result cannot compete on May 11."

The Japanese judoka, who is famous for wearing colorful spandex pants in his fights, apologized to fans.

"I'm sorry that I won't be able to fight on May 11, but I can promise that I will be back with a vengeance June 15," Aoki said. "I will be 100 percent motivated when I step into the ring and I will make good for cancelling the May fight."

Dream event producer Keiichi Sasahara discussed how the postponement would affect the tournament: "Originally we were aiming to have three straight shows for each grand prix: the round of the last sixteen, the quarterfinals, and the semifinals and finals in one event. With the many backlog fights, this format has unfortunately been broken up, but we prefer to stick with the original participants instead of giving out to many sponsor nominations."

Sasahara also stated Monday that he wants to keep Hayato Sakurai (Pictures) as one of the challengers for the newly created Dream welterweight championship to be fought out this summer, even though "Mach" suffered a first-round submission loss Saturday in Shooto at the hands of Frenchman David Baron
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Good to see Sakurai will still fight Diaz (probably)
and Aoki still in the tourneyDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
I feel happy now.

Fedor fights I want to see..

Fedor vs. Josh Barnett
Fedor vs. Randy Couture
Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia - DEMOLISHED
Fedor vs. Andrei Arlovski - DEMOLISHED

hmmmmm, i wonder how many become reality..

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Thanks for that info guys. I have been watching DREAM on HDNet and I have to say I like it a lot. Some of the matchups are weird but it's usually a good fight regardless.

I can't wait to see Aoki fight in June. Party at my house and everyone is invited.

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Are the rest of the Dream events airing live (or slight tape delay) on HDNet?

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Are the rest of the Dream events airing live (or slight tape delay) on HDNet?
Just checked on there site, it says Live on May 11th at 3AM ET.

Fedor fights I want to see..

Fedor vs. Josh Barnett
Fedor vs. Randy Couture
Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia - DEMOLISHED
Fedor vs. Andrei Arlovski - DEMOLISHED

hmmmmm, i wonder how many become reality..

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Aoki, Alvarez, Ishida, and Kawajiri in the semi's at least thats how I see it. This GP is going to be crazy.

Will be intersting to see if anyone can beat Aoki since alot of the guys left are mostly grapplers.

I picking Alvarez since he has the best standup left in the GP.
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I wrote an article about this earlier. Also talks about possible exclusions in the MW Gp as well.

http://mmaoverdrive.com/2008/05/05/a...ght-at-dream4/
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I picking Alvarez since he has the best standup left in the GP.
Or is it because he beat.... Dida? jk lol

Kamikaze is now 5-0. Watch his most recent fight here.

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