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Old 08-27-2014, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stephan Bonner - Signs With Bellator


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Newport Beach, Calif. (August 27, 2014) – The Bellator Light Heavyweight division has seen a new arrival as fan favorite Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar (15-8) has agreed to terms on a new Bellator contract.

Fighting in front of millions on Spike TV against the likes of James Irvin, Keith Jardine, Rashad Evans and an iconic showdown with Forrest Griffin, Bonnar has established himself as one of the biggest personalities in the sport during his nearly fifteen year professional career. Last competing in 2012 against Anderson Silva, Bonnar is eager to get back to work, and has a good idea about who his first opponent should be inside the Bellator cage.

"I want everyone to know I'm coming out of retirement because it's time to free the MMA world of the virus that's known as Tito Ortiz,” Bonnar said. “We've been suffering through his boring fights for too many years, and it's about time that someone beats it out of him once and for all."

“Stephan is a guy that has been a huge part of this sport and we are excited have him part of the roster,” Bellator President Scott Coker said. “He was one half of probably the greatest and one of the most important fights in MMA history, and it happened on Spike. When you look at our Light Heavyweight division, with names like Rampage, Tito, King Mo, Emanuel Newton and others, there are a lot of fights Stephan can be involved in. Big fights against big names. After talking to Stephan, I know that’s what he wants, and we want to provide that to our fans.”

Bonnar will also be involved in various components relating to Bellator, including the possibility of on-air commentating and analysis. Bonnar is expected to compete this year live on Spike TV.

For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BellatorMMA
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Thats a major signing for Bellator. He maybe at the end of his career but he's damn good commentator too, I remember him commentating for WEC.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd watch Tito vs Bonnar. Then maybe Bonnar can join the broadcast team.
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I wish guys stay retired when they decide to hang the gloves but i'm not against Bonnar-Tito to be honest. Scott Coker is already doing more with Bellator than Bjorn Rebney did.
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Wow, didn't see that one coming.
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So Stephan Bonnar is signing on to try and get a fight with Tito Ortiz and agrees to commentate fights too.....


I love this. What a hell of a move by Bellator.

I'll watch this all day.. great addition absolutely!

I wonder what uncle Dana thinks about his boy Bonnar for this one..
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I like this move. Bonnar is tough as nails, only Silva was able to put this guy away in his entire career.
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Whatever, less new talent and development more tired talent and rewashing.
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Whatever, less new talent and development more tired talent and rewashing.
More publicity to attract new/established talent, more money to develop them.
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I really like Bonnar and actually think he looked the best he ever has in the fights leading upto the Anderson fight.

He will stop Tito and generally be a top-5 LHW in Bellator.
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More publicity to attract new/established talent, more money to develop them.

I'm with Spite. They need to have people talking about them and actually tuning in to promote new talent.
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