Bonnar: The stars are aligned for UFC 153

by John Morgan | source:

However, "The American Psycho" isn't quite ready to declare himself a sacrificial lamb and seems to believe stars are aligning for him to score a massive upset.

"I'm a little superstitious, and it's on the 13th," Bonnar told USA TODAY Sports. "There is a lot of stuff with the number 13 going on, and that's a sign for me, for one. I've got a kid coming, and that to me means I need to do something spectacular. And three, I feel like I'm in a 'Rocky' movie. I'm this huge underdog in his backyard."

Of course, Saturday's pay-per-view headliner isn't being scripted by Hollywood talent, and the reality of facing a man who boasts knockout wins over notables such as Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, Rich Franklin, Nate Marquardt, Yushin Okami, Griffin and others could provide a rude awakening. Still, Bonnar has never been defeated by knockout, and his career has been punctuated by moments of incredible tenacity and durability.

It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the 35-year-old, who was called on only after a planned headliner between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar fell through. It could be one of his final trips to the cage, and Bonnar said he's not going to waste what he's been given.

"This is a huge opportunity," Bonnar said. "I'm not a guy that always has the best luck, but once in a while a big opportunity comes along, and I try to take advantage of it."

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voodoo child site profile image  

10/12/12 3:37 PM by voodoo child

Bonnar looked completely jacked at the weigh-in. It's gonna be a great fight.

lookoutawhale site profile image  

10/12/12 3:35 PM by lookoutawhale

Bonnar will most likely get destroyed.

iwt2001 site profile image  

10/12/12 3:35 PM by iwt2001

Hey Bonnar, 13 isn't usually a good sign. If you're getting "lots of stuff" with 13 going on, you might want to accept the loss, hype this fight up as unrealistically competitive, and try to go out with one final big payday.Oh wait...

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10/12/12 3:27 PM by judochopsuey

I still don't understand this fight. I know Dana says there is nothing wrong with a fun fight but you don't see NBA teams going out and playing D-leage teams for fun. I like how this is kind of like the old freak show fights in Pride but this fight has no relevance. Bonnar is a sub-par fighter at best and even if he wins its not going to get people thinking that he is a top level fighter all of the sudden. I know this was a last resort type of fight because of all the injuries but its been really annoying these past couple of months having to watch fights based on fighters campaigning and calling out top-level fighters as opposed to them earning their shot.

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10/12/12 11:31 AM by Kimbos Bread

I really hope Bonnar takes this. Would be Epic. Who knows, maybe he'll call out GSP if he wins