Bonnar on UFC 153 fight with Silva: 'Like cramming for a final in college'

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NaturalBornKiller92
9/26/12 4:35:58PM
How do you prepare for arguably the greatest fighter in MMA history on just a few weeks' notice?

Stephan Bonnar (14-7 MMA, 8-6 UFC) is still trying to figure it out as he readies for a late-notice light-heavyweight fight with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (32-4 MMA, 15-0 UFC) next month at UFC 153.

"It's just like cramming for a final in college," he told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "I've got a big test in a few weeks."

So how do you prepare for such a major pay-per-view fight with essentially a three-week fight camp?
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Poor_Franklin
9/26/12 5:50:39PM
i think Bonnar scores a D on this exam. He'll give a respectable showing for a few minutes, earning him enough points on the multiple choice & true & false questions not to fail, but when he reads the essay question, he will realize that not only does he not know the answer but he is in way over his head.
meier
9/26/12 5:51:29PM
He'll prob. flunk this final
kingsmasher
9/26/12 6:49:14PM
Does anyone think he finishes the fight?
thevoodooninja
9/26/12 7:01:07PM

Posted by kingsmasher

Does anyone think he finishes the fight?



he can take a beating but i don't think it will get out of the 2nd round
tmas
9/26/12 7:10:18PM
im telling you all now.....DONT COUNT BONNAR OUT!

he is near impossible to finish (just ask jon jones) he has really good standup skills elite level not as good as silva but still good, he has really good BJJ very very underrated, AND this so called cramming for a final.....IT WORKS! sometimes its better to have less time and not over think everything.....plus when Bonnar is on his game he is one of the best.....dont count him out!

prophecy033
9/26/12 7:35:49PM
Yeah, maybe if the final left you bloody and beaten
Manak
9/26/12 7:46:55PM
being an engineer still in college i know of finals that have left me bleeding in a certain area...

Bonnar will put up the fight and keep coming forward and fight andy like so many others have not. it will be bonnar's heart vs the killer instinct in andy. but bonnar is a tough SOB, has lost 7 times and only 2 of those loses were not decisions and both were loses because of cuts. shit jon jones couldnt even finish him and this was in jones kill mode days (and by that i mean he went balls to the walls instead of the jackson fighting system). I can see bonnar going the distance with andy but he will be stuck in brasil since they wont let him fly back looking like that with his face being messed up but hey some R&R in brasil is gonna be nice for him.
Cooler
9/26/12 8:53:48PM
He's clearly not ready for this final if that's his analogy.

It also shows that if he loses this fight (or fails the test) he will probably retire or "dropout"
Bubbles
9/26/12 10:06:06PM

Posted by prophecy033

Yeah, maybe if the final left you bloody and beaten


you haven't taken a calculus final I take it
prophecy033
9/26/12 10:16:33PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by prophecy033

Yeah, maybe if the final left you bloody and beaten


you haven't taken a calculus final I take it

bjj1605
9/26/12 10:30:02PM
Hopefully the grading scale for this final is weighted.

I will give Bonnar a passing grade if he gets out of the first round. This would be an impressive feat compared to his classmates (other guys who have fought Silva.)
tcunningham
9/27/12 12:11:45AM
i see no reason why silva didnt go straight to a top five LHW fighter. didnt he prove enough when he fought forrest?
bjj1605
9/27/12 12:51:51AM

Posted by tcunningham

i see no reason why silva didnt go straight to a top five LHW fighter. didnt he prove enough when he fought forrest?



It was short notice fight that was made due to necessity.

No one is pretending that it makes sense.
NE-1
9/27/12 1:04:24AM

Posted by tmas

im telling you all now.....DONT COUNT BONNAR OUT!

he is near impossible to finish (just ask jon jones) he has really good standup skills elite level not as good as silva but still good, he has really good BJJ very very underrated, AND this so called cramming for a final.....IT WORKS! sometimes its better to have less time and not over think everything.....plus when Bonnar is on his game he is one of the best.....dont count him out!




Ok, I'll ask. You're joking right? Did you just call Bonnar's stand up elite??


On another note; I think Silva is gonna cram his knee down your throat too... Sorry B
airkerma
9/27/12 10:37:17AM
Definitely not the kind of test you want to pull an all nighter on adderall and then take.
Theoutlaw08
9/27/12 12:50:19PM
I think Silva wins UD. Very heavy UD. Bonnar is a tough guy to finish with too much heart and determination. Its going to go the distance, Bonnar will leave beaten, bloody, but will maintain his pride in not getting finished. All out war, fight of the night, and I am saying that just because Bonnar will still be standing after the beating he takes. Excited to watch.