Here’s a quick quote translated from Japanese by Suki:
The top fighters I consider are all in the U.S. now. I want to defeat them and I believe I can do it. I have confidence becoming a No.1 fighter. I will be a top fighter with my techniques and in my way.
It’s pretty common for Japanese fighters to talk about going to America and solidifying their reputation worldwide. Unfortunately, it rarely ever happens … for some reason, the prospect of WAY less money from the UFC and never getting to fight in Japan again seems to scare them off.
It’s probably for the best anyways … what’s the policy in America on rainbow tights that go down to your ankles? And while I think Aoki has a good chance of clean house at lightweight, there’s also a pretty good possibility that someone would punch his teeth right down his throat sooner or later.
*UPDATE* Looks like this might not have been what Aoki said at all. Check out Carcass’ detailed translation for a more correct version.