We call Ryo Chonan the ‘Anderson Silva destroyer’ because at Pride Shockwave 2004, Chonan caught Silva with an insane flying scissor heel hook that forced Anderson to tap out late in the third round. That was Anderson Silva’s last loss besides the disqualification for an ‘illegal kick’ in Hawaii back in 2006. I would like to think all kicks to my head would be considered illegal (knock on wood). King Mo calls Ryo Chonan ‘Okama-san’ which means ‘Mr. Gay’ in Japanese. Ryo Chonan just went from ‘Anderson Silva destroyer’ to ‘Mr. Gay’ in the span of 10 seconds. Only at MiddleEasy.
Last night/morning Deep 43: Impact aired everywhere but America (HDNet you guys should be on this) and Ryo Chonan nabbed his first victory since being cut by the UFC late last year. Crazy spinning ankle grabber, Masakazu Imanari, also defended his DEEP Bantamweight belt against Tomohiko Hori in a unanimous decision. As you all remember, Imanari is the same guy we named on our Top Ten Fighters that NEED to be in EA Sports MMA. We also said you could tie your controller to a ceiling fan with a shoestring and let it bang against random objects in your room. After about 3 minutes you’ll have your opponent in some crazy flying mid air ankle lock. Imanari is to MMA what the first chocolate glazed donut was to the donut world. It changed everything. [Source]