Originally Posted by joshua7789
I dont like Aoki and hope he gets smashed everytime he fights. I think he is one of the most overrated fighters on the planet and he will find himself if a large amount of trouble when he starts fighting the top lightweights in Strikeforce and possibly the UFC some day (although I dont ever see him getting to the UFC, because I think he will get smashed quickly if he fights Melendez and Thomson). Is my anti Aoki bias showing?
Aoki is a hard one to rate in term of skillz because all he has going for him is his submissions, and his credentials in pure grappling aren't that great. But he has submitted a lot of guys and has proven to be very effective in MMA.
He's just very willing to go to the ground even in the bottom, and very crafty when it comes to getting subs in MMA, he deserves his top rank in MMA because he's very active and has beat decent names like JZ and Alvarez.
He's an interesting figure and i'll be watching when he's figthing