Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Chonan cancelled UFC85

Ryo Chonan updated his blog on May 29 and June 4th.

** May 29 **
I canceled my fight in UFC85. I apologize to my opponent, my staff and fans who support me. I injured my rib during my training. I wanted to fight if the pain is gone. However, my doctor requested me to rest. This is my first time to cancel. I will work hard to come back.

** June 4 **
As usual, I focused on my next fight and trained hard mentally and physically everyday. I tried to adjust myself to fight after breaking my rib. Although, I felt down because I couldn't do anything with pain when I tried to train. I was disappointed and felt drained for the next few days. Now I changed my mind and got to be ready to come back. Now I go gym everyday and I learn training menus and techniques objectively through coaching other fighters. I only have 5 more months to stay and don't want to waste of my time. I think RIKIX provided me a great environment. When my injury is cured, I will take time to develop my strikes. In addition, I will go to see MMA specialists who are everywhere in the U.S. I had fun playing wii, Mariocart at an electricity shop today. It was fun and will buy when I am home.

3 comments:

rainrider said...

Sasaki, Gono, then now Chonan. It's a shame that top Japanese MMA fighters are missing their opportunities to fight in North America. Sasaki could very well be the first Strikeforce champ at 185, and if Gono had beat Fitch, he would've got a shot at GSP

rainrider said...

Sasaki, Gono, then now Chonan. It's a shame that top Japanese MMA fighters are missing their opportunities to fight in North America. Sasaki could very well be the first Strikeforce champ at 185, and if Gono had beat Fitch, he would've got a shot at GSP

UNIT-1978 said...

Yeah i think its a shame also...I want to see more Japanese represtented in US MMA. Lets hope they recover and come back stronger.