Aoki's column was updated on July 23.
I experienced a lot in this tournament. Even though I couldn't get a result I wanted, I have no regret about my performance because I did my best.
I lost because I was weaker than Hansen. All I can do now is to train hard and to be stronger. I cried after the fight because I knew my fans and supporters, who were looking forward to seeing me winning the tournament, were disappointed. In addition, when my teammates told me that I did my best, more tears came up to my eyes.
I couldn't achieve my goal this time; however, I definitely come back and get a title sometimes soon. I improve myself and I know I can be better fighter. No matter what other people say, I'm the one who represents DREAM!
~ He got a reward of $29K(JPY3000000) for his performance in the final. ~