Monday, February 11, 2008

Stephan Bonnar Forced Out of Matt Hamill Fight, Injured in Training

This is absolutely horrible news, this is a fight I was so pumped for. This just sucks, here is the meat of the article from Kevin Iole at yahoo sports.

Bonnar said he was working on his jiu-jitsu in preparation for his April 2 light heavyweight bout against Matt Hamill in Denver. He said he heard a pop and later learned that he had torn the lateral collateral ligament.

"I was doing nothing out of the ordinary, just working on my (jiu-jitsu) getting ready for my fight," a downcast Bonnar said. "I heard a pop and I thought, 'Damn, what is this?' I walked around on it a little, but when I got home, it was really stiff and swollen."

Though it was initially diagnosed as a partial tear, an MRI revealed a complete tear. He'll have surgery soon in Los Angeles. A ligament from a cadaver will be placed into his knee.

Bonnar, who became one of the UFC's most popular fighters after his rousing fight with Forrest Griffin in the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 1, hasn't fought since submitting Eric Schafer at UFC 77 on Oct. 20 in Cincinnati

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Anonymous said...

Is that the "American Psycho" pose or what?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad he's not fighting stephen Bonnar they are going to make Hammil fight Tim Boestch now. He was the new LHW on UFC 81 before the Lesnar fight very good striker, whos supposed to be a wrestler really surprised everyone.