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Still amazed at Chonan def. Silva

Anderson Silva, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Stephan

Anderson Silva, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Stephan Bonnar, from the United States, during their light heavyweight bout at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro. (Oct. 13, 2012) (Credit: AP)

I happened to be looking at Anderson Silva's fight record Tuesday morning for a refresher on his various win streaks.

I've seen that loss -- you know, the one to Ryo Chonan on Dec. 31, 2004 -- before, but every time I see it, I'm amazed. Some times, I think it's a typo. Some times, I wonder why Chonan isn't tweeting every day "I beat Anderson Silva."

And some times, the shock of how a guy with 13 losses in 33 career fights managed to pull off what was simply a "win" back then rather than the "monumental/Buster Douglas/Matt Serra upset of a lifetime" that it appears to be these days.

And then, there are times where I'm forced to go to YouTube and watch that flying scissor heel hook in PRIDE one more time. Tuesday was all of those times.

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