So I calculated Shinya Aoki's record against fighters that either previously fought in the UFC or went on to fight in the UFC. Collectively he is 10 - 4 - 0 - 0 against fighters that either had previously fought in the UFC or went on to fight in the UFC. His future/former UFC opponents were a collective 21 - 34 - 2 - 0 in the UFC. He went 9 - 1 - 0 - 0 against fighters who would go on to be in the UFC. Those opponents went collectively 15 - 25 - 1 - 0 in the UFC. He is 2 - 3 - 0 against opponents whom had previously fought in the UFC (why do his records against former and future fighters not add up to his collective record against both sets of fighters? Because some of them fought in the UFC both before and after they fought him). The collective UFC record of fighters who fought in the UFC before they fought Shinya Aoki was 6 - 9 - 1 - 0. If you are wondering if I'm trying to prove a point....no. I just picked a random very good fighter outside the UFC to collect this kind of data on for my own interest and thought I would share. Feel free to discuss and correct me if you notice anything off.