Like so many of his countrymen, Shinya Aoki is determined to prove Japanese fighters are still among the world's best.
In fact, when he meets Eddie Alvarez in the headliner of Friday's Bellator 66 event, the submission specialist is willing to win at all costs.
"It doesn't bother me when I feel my opponents' bones break," he told MMAjunkie.com. "But I'm not aiming to break the bones. I'm just looking for a win."