UnderGround Forums Aoki dropping to featherweight!


6/24/13 12:44 AM
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He made a succesful cut yesterday!

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/6/23/4458198/twitter-shinya-aoki-featherweight-145-one-fc-asian-mma

6/24/13 1:20 AM
6/5/12
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Great to hear.
Hopefully this leads to him finally leaving Asia for the UFC
6/24/13 1:36 AM
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Hell yeah! He's been one of my favorite fighters for years now. Glad he's finally fighting in the weight class he should have been fighting in all along.
6/24/13 1:49 AM
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I guess this dispels the myth of Aoki being a "Huge Lightweight". Phone Post
6/24/13 2:31 AM
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HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe - I guess this dispels the myth of Aoki being a "Huge Lightweight". Phone Post
Wow, people said that?

I wouldn't mind seeing him in the UFC's 145 division. Kind of a shock he hasn't been with the UFC before. Phone Post 3.0
6/24/13 2:42 AM
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Logan Stantons finger -
HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe - I guess this dispels the myth of Aoki being a "Huge Lightweight". Phone Post
Wow, people said that?

I wouldn't mind seeing him in the UFC's 145 division. Kind of a shock he hasn't been with the UFC before. Phone Post 3.0
People had been saying that for years, until he brought up fetherweight. Phone Post
6/24/13 3:00 AM
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the huge lightweight thing started as a troll I thought, people said he had some advanced japanese weight cutting strategies lol. I guess some people thought they were serious and kept repeating it
6/24/13 3:47 AM
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Huge lightweight came up because Aoki wanted to try his luck at welterweight. Phone Post
6/24/13 4:03 AM
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Aoki vs Hioki.

6/24/13 4:25 AM
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MMALOGIC -

Aoki vs Hioki.

Fuck yes. Phone Post 3.0
6/24/13 6:32 AM
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HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -  I guess this dispels the myth of Aoki being a "Huge Lightweight". Phone Post

6/24/13 6:56 AM
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Great weight class for Aoki. Walks around 157-159lbs. He will be hard to deal with at featherweight. It is an easy cut for him and he will not lose much strength or endurance. Phone Post 3.0
6/24/13 8:15 AM
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he walks around at 165lbs. but dropping to 145 is nothing.
Much better for him to get to featherweight.
6/24/13 8:19 AM
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he just has a giant head and huge feet. He's pretty skinny everywhere else.
6/24/13 8:28 AM
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orcus - 
HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -  I guess this dispels the myth of Aoki being a "Huge Lightweight". Phone Post



Geez! Never realized Aoki's head was that big. That's some Tito shit.

Also, Fedor really never got enough credit for fighting at HW.

6/24/13 10:09 AM
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HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -
Logan Stantons finger -
HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe - I guess this dispels the myth of Aoki being a "Huge Lightweight". Phone Post
Wow, people said that?

I wouldn't mind seeing him in the UFC's 145 division. Kind of a shock he hasn't been with the UFC before. Phone Post 3.0
People had been saying that for years, until he brought up fetherweight. Phone Post
Really? I always thought he looked small. War aoki! Phone Post 3.0
6/24/13 12:01 PM
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He's unmuscled but has a legit WW frame IMO.

Was a WW Shooto champ
6/24/13 12:39 PM
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I would still love to see him in the UFC. Sign him up.

6/24/13 12:42 PM
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Eric Bloodaxe - 

I would still love to see him in the UFC. Sign him up.


THIS

make it happen Dana!

6/24/13 2:13 PM
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That pic just shows that fedor had a middle weight frame Phone Post 3.0
6/24/13 2:17 PM
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He'll probably get the next title shot at Bibi for the 145 One FC strap, considering that Aoki already said on Twitter that he wants it.
6/24/13 2:23 PM
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First of all, I highly doubt Aoki "walks around at 157-159" considering he's 5'11" and fought at WW for the first few years of his career.

Second of all, unless he's eyeing a UFC run, what's the point? It's not like there are any ONE FC LWs who can beat him. What does he do at FW? Rematch Kawajiri?
6/24/13 2:33 PM
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eXtv - He'll probably get the next title shot at Bibi for the 145 One FC strap, considering that Aoki already said on Twitter that he wants it.

Bibi is the champ at 135. The ONE FC champ at 145 is Koji Oishi.
6/24/13 3:37 PM
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Yeah, Aoki's head is enormous.