Sasahara: We inspected their fight video with a rule director. Aoki complained of getting Calvan's elbow to his neck. As a result of watching their fight carefully again and again, we couldn't tell exactly what happened. From one side we say Calvan's elbow hit Aoki's neck, and from another side we didn't see that happened. We also have been requested to have a rematch by the fans. So we asked both fighters to fight again in DREAM 2 and they consented to our offer.
Aoki: I couldn't fight him in NYE and I had a result like that on Mar 15. I'm so mad and want to complain about many things. I will put all my anger into my next fight and definitely win. I will show what I want to say in the ring. (To a question about his condition) I will be 100% ready in the very day of my fight. It doesn't matter if I'm training now or not. I have to be ready for my fight no matter what.
** He looked like very unpleasant and being irritated, and didn't talk much. He left after the conference immediately and didn't have an interview with press.