Possible: it is a very minor criticism of Angry White Pyjamas given it is just one page (and in general, I'd recommend the book as an entertaining, well-written piece of travel writing crossed with a martial arts memoir), but it stood out for me because it seemed like such a strange thing for him to say. If he got the UFC mixed up with Pancrase, that would go some way towards explaining it.
Originally Posted by J-Sho
i assume re the gracies in japan comment he was just misinformed by someone, there was no internet to speak of back then.
ahh hang on, i forgot the Shooto hosted event Vale Tudo Japan - they had the card in 1994 in Japan with Rickson, Levicki, Smith etc.