Bonnar: It feels like I'm in a movie


"Yeah, a chance to fight the greatest pound-for-pound in the world in a place like Brazil is just crazy," he said. "It feels like I'm in a movie."

Bonnar is no fool. He is aware that he'll be considered a historic underdog at UFC 153. He also knows the limitations of his fighting style. That doesn't make it any less exciting for him to step in with Silva. After all, this is what he wanted. A fight against a big name. A fight against someone who mattered, even if it wasn't for a title.

It was almost a vindication of his career philosophy.

"I just did it for fun, not really for any belts," he said of his career, speaking in the past tense like the retired fighter he was just a few weeks ago. "And now I’m fighting the greatest pound-for-pound guy who’s been the champion for a long time and it’s not for a belt. And you think if I pull off an upset against Anderson Silva, it’s not going to be as sweet because it’s not for a belt? Hell no. It’s going to be the greatest moment of my life.

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JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

10/5/12 9:01 AM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

The movie Bonnar is in?A remake of 'The Accused'. Just need a pinball machine placed inside the Octagon.

LibraryCard site profile image  

10/5/12 6:25 AM by LibraryCard

Bonnar is a big guy and a bjj blackbelt. If he can get Silva down he has a better chance of finishing Silva than Sonnen ever had and with his weight a solid punch could easily drop Silva.If he wins, a movie could come out about it years later.

phillyslice99 site profile image  

10/5/12 1:06 AM by phillyslice99

Yup your in a movie and it ends with you looking up at the lights

Hocky Balboa site profile image  

10/5/12 12:22 AM by Hocky Balboa

Just found the video of what I referred to earlier. It is from about 3 months back. Go to about 4:40 into the video.

spartancs site profile image  

10/5/12 12:18 AM by spartancs

Unfortunatley I think Bonnar gets killed in this movie....

Fake Pie site profile image  

10/5/12 12:17 AM by Fake Pie

He can take Silva down and put him in a bad spot. Lutter did.

BshMstr site profile image  

10/5/12 12:11 AM by BshMstr this fight makes more sense. Dana's always said he'd take care of Griffin and Bonnar, so i guess he gave him a great fight to go out on.

Hocky Balboa site profile image  

10/5/12 12:08 AM by Hocky Balboa

He said on a UFC post-fight show on FUEL that he basically was leaving the sport unless he was given a big name like "Rampage" or if he could coach TUF with Forrest.   He didn't exactly say he was retiring, but hintly strongly towards it; So much so, that his colleagues thanked him for his years in the sport.   I'm a Silva fan, but good for Bonnar.  He deserves this fight, win or lose.

Roy Batty site profile image  

10/5/12 12:02 AM by Roy Batty

Somebody needs to post the Chris Tucker "You got...KTFO!" gif from Friday.

BshMstr site profile image  

10/5/12 12:00 AM by BshMstr

Bonnar was retired?!?