Press Conference! Fedor And Aoki Meet
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”.