Silva: Bonnar 'a very dangerous guy'


According to the Brazilian bomber, he did so because he feels a responsibility as the champion of a company that has helped him so much throughout his professional career.

He said as much at today's (Oct. 4, 2012) UFC 153 media conference call.

"I've got that responsibility on my back and I'm part of the UFC family. Everyone can do what they can to help. It was a case where the event might have been cancelled and I'm just doing my part. If my team said I wasn't in the condition to do that, I wouldn't do it. In this situation I felt like I could step up and save the show."

Though most fight fans, odds makers included, feel the match up is lopsided, Silva doesn't see it that way. He feels that taking an opponent lightly inside the Octagon is a dangerous game to play.

"In my opinion, Stephan Bonnar is a great athlete and a part of the history of the UFC. He has a ton of value in the UFC. He is a very dangerous guy. He's good on his feet, a good wrestler, has good groundwork and has good takedown defense. You can't take anyone lightly in there because anything can happen. You can get submitted or knocked out at any time."

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Glovegate site profile image  

10/5/12 11:21 AM by Glovegate

It's really cool that Anderson is willing to go up to 205 but in no way did this event need to be saved.In no way.

Subvertir site profile image  

10/5/12 11:16 AM by Subvertir

What article did he take digs at Jones in? Legit curious what he said.

Tad Ghostal site profile image  

10/5/12 11:13 AM by Tad Ghostal

Bonner is dangerous, just not to Anderson.

grindnpound site profile image  

10/5/12 11:09 AM by grindnpound

I think its funny that silva in one article is saying he never wants to fight Jones and then in a different article the next day he is taking digs at him.

Roy Batty site profile image  

10/5/12 12:03 AM by Roy Batty

Bonnar's no joke, but he's too slow for Silva, IMO.

Bisping_GMWOAT site profile image  

10/4/12 11:50 PM by Bisping_GMWOAT

That's why he's the best.