You can add Ryo Chonan and Neil Wain to the growing list of fighters who have had to pull out of UFC85. There’s still no word on why Chonan is out, but considering how he was broke two months ago, I have to figure it’s something serious to prevent him from getting back in the Octagon. Chonan was going to face off against Roan “Mr Choke” Carneiro, who is 2-1 in the Octagon with wins over Tony DeSouza and Rich Clementi. He’s being replaced by Kevin “The Fire” Burns, some dude with a paltry 4-1 pro record who barely seems to exist as far as the internet is concerned.
UFC virgin Neil Wain was supposed to take on Antoni Hardonk, but got his nose busted in training. So he’s out and the “Manic Hispanic” Eddie “Dirty” Sanchez is in. If only Eddie’s fighting style was as awesome as his nicknames. He couldn’t even make a three round drubbing of Soa Palelei at UFC 79 entertaining.