Originally Posted by Cuauhtemoc
The guys he took down were not ufc, strikeforce or bellator caliber.
Guys that only have a job in japan really.
Kawajiri is now at 145, I mean guys like Maynard, Ben Henderson...
Do we really need to get in to another discussing regarding the quality of Aoki’s resume?
It’s fact that he has one of the best resumes at lightweight (Arguably top 3) and I repeat no one except a top 3 lightweight in Melendez have been able to do what you claim basically any mid tier would be able to do to him!
I agree with you that both Bendo and Maynard would be extremely difficult stylistic matchups for him but even if I would concede to you that he wouldn’t be able to take down any of the above mentioned fighters pleas name me one other fighter in the top 10 that would be able to negate Aokis offence?
I mean are you seriously trying to claim that Donald, Miller or Nate for that matter have better TDD than for an example Kawajirir, Kitaoka or prime JZ?
Again you claim that Shinya would never come close to being in the top 10 and that basically any somewhat well-rounded fighter would beet him yet this have never happened and he have fought plenty of guys like that already (Just take a minute to go trough the fight finder for Christ sake!)