Shinya Aoki considering retirement following humiliating defeat on NYE

In a shock report earlier today, sources close to DREAM lightweight champion, Shinya Aoki have indicated that the Japanese superstar was contemplating retirement following his humiliating knockout loss to Yuichiro “Jienotsu” Nagashima at Dynamite!!

Aoki has clearly been troubled following the loss, going so far as to delete his @waoki Twitter account (although it appears that Aoki has started a new private account under the alias @jyotaronawo) after being harassed by Nagashima fans and has privately expressed an interest in quitting MMA to focus on his teaching duties at the Deep official gym.

Despite Aoki’s apparent depression, if I were a betting man, I’d wager that we would see a return of the Baka Survivor in 2011. FEG are currently undergoing restructuring and planning and we should know more about the future of the promoter and lightweight ace by the end of January.

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