Originally Posted by rockybalboa25
No the he said that he wanted to still compete in Japan. That's the deal he made with Affliction.
As part of it, but he made it clear, the reasons he didn't sign with the UFC were because he can't compete in Sambo and something involving his team mates in the UFC.
And let's suppose it was because he wanted to fight in Japan. Why do you assume he wants to be in Japan because he wants to fight cans? Japan has a huge amount of amazing fighters, not to mention he's spent the majority of his career in Japan and built a huge fan base.