Ryo Chonan hasn’t fought since mid-November, and it seems like he’s getting a little impatient with the long wait:
I suppose you say I’m so easy going to watch fights of other fighters. I actually want to know when my next fight is. I went to Thailand for Muay Thai training to keep my motivation up. It’s sucks that I’m not injured but have no fight schedule. I know PRIDE light weight fighters were very patient last year.
My friend in the US talked to the UFC staff and told me that they offer me a fight sometimes soon. I haven’t fought for a while and have no money. I cannot wait anymore, and decided to go to the US for 6 months from the middle of April.
What’s worse for Chonan is it seems like the majority of the bookings up until June have already been locked up. If he’s gonna end up on a card, it’ll most likely be on the undercard against some random dude. Although considering his “I have no money” statement, I’m sure he just wants a paycheck. Hooray for the UFC taking care of it’s fighters!