This kinda explains Aoki's behavior

Remember this?

According to Wikipedia:

Aoki would later apologize for his behavior in his post fight interview stating:

"When I had his arm behind his back, I could feel it popping, I thought, 'Well, this guy's pride just won't let him tap, will it?' So without hesitation, I broke it. I heard it break, and I thought, 'Ah, there, I just broke it.' I was stopped afterward, but even if I hadn't been, continuing to break it more would have been fine by me."

"After my fight, I was excited, and so I did something rude that I should apologize for. But that showed just how excited I was over that fight."

As a result of his actions following his win, Aoki has been dismissed as an instructor at the Paraestra Tokyo gym.


I do not see him listed on his gym's site as a fighter...

I am happy there were consequences.



It looked like some sort of modified kimura. I would have tapped. You lost no matter what - why go through therapy for no reason?