Aside from what happened at UFC 162, Ryo Chonan is really the last guy that beat Anderson Silva. He caught him with an insane flying scissor heel hook that had Silva smacking the mat immediately. We can’t really count Yushin Okami’s victory over Anderson Silva because it came by way of disqualification from an illegal kick in the first round (Silva didn’t even get a warning).
Years ago when we interviewed King Mo he told us that when he trains with Ryo Chonan, he calls him Okama-san. Apparently Okama-San means ‘Mr.Gay’ and King Mo told us that it’s a big insult in Japanese culture. At the end of the interview, King Mo also gave a shout-out to his friend Daywalker in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area. I asked King Mo if we encountered Daywalker, what should we tell him. He simply said ‘Tell him to start training.’
We’ve had a lot of fun with Ryo Chonan over the years. Specifically, the time when Vinny Magalhaes told us about the time when Ryo’s manager purchased a prostitute for him when he was in Japan.