Stephan Bonnar gets that he's a massive underdog in a fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 153. Heck, he's helped promote that idea.
But that doesn't mean he plans on rolling over for the UFC middleweight champ, who steps up to light heavyweight for the special attraction.
"I've never been the most confident person, but I know when I'm locked in the cage with someone trying to kill me, I fight my f---ing ass off," Bonnar told MMAjunkie.com.
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Things might be a lot easier for Stephan Bonnar if he didn't learn things the hard way.
"If I only had fighting, and my body never got hurt, then every three or
four months I would fight," Bonnar told MMAjunkie.com Radio.
But Bonnar seems to get hurt a lot, and if there's one thing he's trying to learn, it's when to stop and when to go.
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Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz discusses his issues with Stephan Bonnar, which includes his history with steroids and his fake personality. A few short weeks ago, Bellator MMA went head-to-head against the UFC on a Friday night in Foxwood, Connecticut, and while they did not beat the leading promotion in terms of a live gate or television ratings, they arguably came out of the night with the most memorable moment on both shows - a bizarre brawl involving a masked man. Stephan B read news >>
Newly signed Bellator fighter and UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar stopped by the Inside MMA studio for a lively interview, where the hot topic immediately turned to Tito Ortiz. read news >>
I've seen a lot of MMA over the years. A lot. Putting together The MMA Encyclopedia, I watched footage from all over the world, from the despondently bad to the resplendently life-changing. And I've never seen anything quite like the pull-apart brawl between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 123. This segment was so bizarre, I didn't feel confident enough to discuss it alone. So, joining me round-table style, are Bleacher Report's lead MMA writer Jeremy Botter and MMA editor Brian Oswald read news >>
A masked man, "drug addicts," and an ex-wife insult. The fight announcement between UFC Hall of Famers Stephan Bonnar and Tito Ortiz had it all Friday night, including a near-brawl. Bonnar and Ortiz will clash on Nov. 15 in the main event of Bellator 131 in San Diego. Will Brooks will defend his Bellator lightweight title against Michael Chandler in the co-main event. After King Mo's knockout win against Dustin Jacoby, Bellator president Scott Coker welcomed Ortiz and Bonnar into the cage. Bonna read news >>
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"The American Psycho" is coming out of retirement and joining Bellator, where he has his sights set on fighting Tito Ortiz. You wouldn't think that this is a real MMA story in 2014, but it is indeed true. As of today, Stephan Bonnar is out of retirement, back in the fight game, but with Bellator. "The American Psycho", who has not fought since a short-notice TKO loss to Anderson Silva in October 2012, was announced as the promotion's newest signing. In the official press release, Bonnar (15-8) c read news >>