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Press Conference! Fedor And Aoki Meet

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Fedor X Aoki - Sportsnavi.com

Fedor has arrived in Japan. Press conference updates coming.

Update #1: Fedor’s Manager Vadim Finklestein said that they are aiming at Fedor fighting again in July or August. He will probably face a top 10 opponent. He said that they are also negotiating with a Japanese organization so there is a chance that the summer fight could be in Japan.

DREAM EP Sasahara, who was present at the press conference, said that while there are many hurdles to cross he would like to negotiate for Fedor to fight in DREAM on July or August and also on NYE. Since the Affliction staff is also in Japan he feels that this is an opportunity to negotiate.

Update #2: It seems that Aoki didn’t get much attention. He was sitting at the side with a frozen expression. The rules of the fight are still not set.

Update #3: Fedor started serious training with his team for one week before this (and probably his visit to Korea). However, it is mainly in preparation for the summer fight rather than the exhibition with Aoki.

Update #4: Fedor said that he has seen some of Aoki’s fights and he thinks that Aoki is one of the strongest fighters. Receiving this praise, Aoki said that he’s happy and also embarrassed. When Aoki saw Affliction’s Tom Atencio (who was present at the press conference) he jokingly said: “If you give me an Affliction t-shirt I will fight with all of my might”.

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  1. Minowa
    April 28, 2009 at 3:18 pm | #1

    I used to be Aoki’s fan, but he has became such a douche lately… All that new hair-style, silly mouthpiece or things like acting like a jerk while recieving his trophy at DREAM.7 and spitting on the fans during his entrance at DREAM.8…
    I liked his old “geek” image too, not that new psycho-queer one… I just hope Fedor wil teach him a lesson, like Sakurai did!

  2. Anonymous
    April 28, 2009 at 3:46 pm | #2

    aoki is a faggot, he weaps al the time, no matter win or lose, he’s like a schoolgirl.. but he’s a exelent fighter.

  3. April 28, 2009 at 3:52 pm | #3

    I also didn’t like some of his actions like the trophy thing. Hopefully the Sakurai fight brought back down to earth.

  4. CJN
    April 28, 2009 at 6:38 pm | #4

    Looks like nobody except those in at Differ Ariake will get to watch Aoki-Fedor live:

    http://www.m-1global.com/en/news/detail/id/9301/fedor-vs-aoki-to-premiere-on-vod-basis-on-monday-may-4

  5. April 28, 2009 at 6:48 pm | #5

    http://www.japan-mma.com/ is hopefully streaming it.

    It might air in Korea too.

  6. April 28, 2009 at 8:03 pm | #6

    looks like it won’t happen. At least non-U.S. people can watch the rest of the card live.

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