BUSHIDO VOL 8 INTERVIEW
07/26/2005
Phil Baroni & Ryo Chonan

Pride Fighting Championships: That was an amazing KO. How did it feel?
Phil Baroni: I knew it was a good punch. I knew it when it hit him. I wanted to kick him in the head after that.
Pride Fighting Championships: That was an amazing KO. How did it feel?
Phil Baroni: I knew it was a good punch. I knew it when it hit him. I wanted to kick him in the head after that.

Pride Fighting Championships: Do you remember the last part of the fight?
Ryo Chonan: I remember everything.
Pride: Why did that right straight hit you?
Chonan: I felt pressure so I tried to turn it into a long fight. That's when he hit me with a low kick and I was caught off-guard, thinking about my leg.
Pride: Did you feel his power?
Chonan: I think it was dangerous for me to get hit even once.
Pride: What kind of strategy did you have?
Chonan: I thought he would come in a little closer. I trained for that a lot, so this was a surprise.
Pride: How did your first complete loss feel?
Chonan: It's horrible. I wasn't able to use anything I trained for and I experienced a scary world. I would have like to fight a little more, so I'm disappointed.
Pride: What will you do until September 25th?
Chonan: Judging by this fight, I don't think I'm qualified to be in the Grand Prix. I didn't lose heart though, so I will start training again from next week.
Pride: There were many Japanese fighters that weren't in good health before the fight. How was your health?
Chonan: I was in good condition. Actually, I was probably in better condition than ever before.
Pride: What kind of training will you do to get back on track?
Chonan: That was the first time for me to feel like I am weaker. If I'm going to beat the pressure in this world, at this weight class, I've got to build up my body more. I want to get stronger.