Without question the sport of MMA would not be where it is today without the performance of light heavyweights Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin in their historic meeting at the first Ultimate Fighter Finale. The two brawled for fifteen solid minutes, opening the eyes of casual fans who were quickly captivated by the heart and technique displayed by both.
Bonnar and Griffin went at it again inside the Octagon a little over a year later and also turned in an entertaining effort but have since gone their separate ways inside the organization. However, Bonnar is hoping for one last go at Griffin given the six-year span since their last bout and fan-friendly nature of the pairing. Were that not enough, he’s also lobbying for the fight to come after serving as opposing coaches on TUF and is willing to make some special exceptions to help facilitate the process.
“I would like to fight Forrest again, and if they were kind enough to make us coaches then in the contract I would sign right there that I will A.) Not go for any takedowns, B.) Not block any punches, and C.) Always move forward,” Bonnar half-joked as a guest this week on HDNet’s Inside MMA.
Griffin is currently scheduled to face Tito Ortiz in July, while Bonnar’s schedule is clear at the moment with his last fight marking the third in a series of wins, coming in November against Kyle Kingsbury.
Check out Bonnar’s bit below including his thoughts on Alistair Overeem’s explanation for testosterone use:
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