World Victory Road held a press conference this morning to discuss the fallout from their New Year’s Eve co-promotion with Dream, “Dynamite!! 2009.” As expected, temperatures erupted when it was time to discuss Shinya Aoki and his antics after breaking Mizuto Hirota’s right arm.
WVR, the parent company of Sengoku Raiden Championship, was not only pissed Aoki felt it necessary to break their lightweight champ’s limb, but added that standing over a beaten and battered man and flipping him off was “humiliating behavior.”
MMAMania is reporting that WVR director, Sumio Inamura, feels Aoki should be punished for his “erratic, unforgivable conduct.” He also demanded accountability from “those who are suspected to have incited Aoki to behave the way he did.”
Oh, and as far as Aoki’s apology goes, Inamura says he can take his “heartfelt” sorry and shove it up his Aoki!
One can certainly see how Aoki’s, ”following through with [Dream matchmaker Keiichi Sasahara’s] order to kill him,” statement after the fight may come across as disingenuous (Please see Gilbert Arenas), but Insmura isn’t just looking for a “stern warning” here. He wants Aoki suspended.
Unfortunately for WVR, this isn’t the NBA and Dream isn’t about to sideline one of their most popular fighters for steamrolling your champion.