Stephan and Andrea Bonnar contemplating naming unborn son after former foe Forrest Griffin

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grappler0000
10/2/12 10:51:41AM
UFC fighter Stephan Bonnar will become a first-time father sometime in October. There is a chance his new son will enter this world as he's fighting Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 153 on Oct. 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

But whenever he comes, he might have a pretty catchy name.

Bonnar and his wife, Andrea, haven't decided definitively upon a name for their unborn son, but one name they've kicked around is Griffin.

As in, Griffin Bonnar. For those who aren't long-time mixed martial arts fans, those words have significant meaning in the sport...

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airkerma
10/2/12 11:02:07AM
Just name him 7.
george112
10/2/12 11:19:41AM
I wouldnt name my kid after some guy that beat me up. Just saying
jjeans
10/2/12 11:51:26AM

Posted by george112

I wouldnt name my kid after some guy that beat me up. Just saying



Would you name it after a guy who you and him, in 15 minutes made you famous worldwide and created the success of a sport? That 10+ million people saw? Changed your lifestyle and made you rich?
Theoutlaw08
10/2/12 11:56:10AM
I think that shows a lot about his character. Bonnar is a class act. I think its cool that he would name his son after Forrest. That 15 minute absolute battle they had made them both who they are today. I give it two
postman
10/2/12 11:58:18AM
Funny how I used to like Forrest and hate bonner and while I wouldn't say I hate Forrest I sure do like Bonnar more.
FastKnockout
10/2/12 12:14:44PM

Posted by jjeans


Posted by george112

I wouldnt name my kid after some guy that beat me up. Just saying



Would you name it after a guy who you and him, in 15 minutes made you famous worldwide and created the success of a sport? That 10+ million people saw? Changed your lifestyle and made you rich?




It's a great idea. Wish I was named after a former champion.
george112
10/2/12 12:16:00PM

Posted by jjeans


Posted by george112

I wouldnt name my kid after some guy that beat me up. Just saying



Would you name it after a guy who you and him, in 15 minutes made you famous worldwide and created the success of a sport? That 10+ million people saw? Changed your lifestyle and made you rich?



No


I'd name him after myself before I did that.

Now if Forrest would have ran through a burning building to save myself and my pregnant wife then yes then I would
jjeans
10/2/12 12:17:53PM

Posted by george112


Posted by jjeans


Posted by george112

I wouldnt name my kid after some guy that beat me up. Just saying



Would you name it after a guy who you and him, in 15 minutes made you famous worldwide and created the success of a sport? That 10+ million people saw? Changed your lifestyle and made you rich?



No


I'd name him after myself before I did that.

Now if Forrest would have ran through a burning building to save myself and my pregnant wife then yes then I would



tcunningham
10/2/12 12:54:54PM
i dont think of these two as foe's
bjj1605
10/2/12 1:13:21PM
I get where he's coming from. Probably the only reason he hasn't already made up his mind is because he doesn't want his kid to have a name like "Forrest."

That would be a deal breaker for me.
scoozna
10/2/12 1:29:11PM
If they do choose that name, and he grows up to be a fighter, I'm going to be very confused.

"Griffin" is kindof a cool name anyhow.
Goatenstein
10/2/12 1:40:43PM
The best fight in April 2005 was Shogun/Minotoro.
ghandikush
10/2/12 1:45:24PM

Posted by Goatenstein

The best fight in April 2005 was Shogun/Minotoro.



Yeah, that fight actually had technique. Everyone seems to have mistaken heart for it when guys were showing heart in pubfights around the world.

Its free on youtube now folks, go watch it.
Manak
10/2/12 1:46:09PM

Posted by bjj1605

I get where he's coming from. Probably the only reason he hasn't already made up his mind is because he doesn't want his kid to have a name like "Forrest."

That would be a deal breaker for me.



run forrest run

but he said they were thinking about his 1st name being griffin so it wouldn't be forrest
grappler0000
10/2/12 2:26:54PM
It would be useless for the kid to ever do a vanity search.
FastKnockout
10/2/12 2:30:00PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by Goatenstein

The best fight in April 2005 was Shogun/Minotoro.



Yeah, that fight actually had technique. Everyone seems to have mistaken heart for it when guys were showing heart in pubfights around the world.

Its free on youtube now folks, go watch it.



What do YOU consider heart?
ghandikush
10/2/12 2:53:07PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by Goatenstein

The best fight in April 2005 was Shogun/Minotoro.



Yeah, that fight actually had technique. Everyone seems to have mistaken heart for it when guys were showing heart in pubfights around the world.

Its free on youtube now folks, go watch it.



What do YOU consider heart?



Did you read the post...... ?

Its not heart that makes a great fight, its two guys with gas tanks, technique, and heart.
ThaAxeMurderer7
10/2/12 3:04:21PM
I think this is pretty

It's sorta similar to Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones. For years, Chipper terrorized the New York Mets at the old Shea Stadium.So as a result, he named one of his kids Shea. I'm sure if you talked to Chipper in a few years, he would say some of his best baseball memories were at that ballpark.
Poor_Franklin
10/2/12 3:23:16PM

Posted by postman

Funny how I used to like Forrest and hate bonner and while I wouldn't say I hate Forrest I sure do like Bonnar more.



im similar. i didnt like forrest but i didnt hate him & i loathed bonnar. now i do not like forrest at all & can tolerate bonnar, mainly due to respect & class than athleticism & personality
FastKnockout
10/2/12 3:51:18PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by Goatenstein

The best fight in April 2005 was Shogun/Minotoro.



Yeah, that fight actually had technique. Everyone seems to have mistaken heart for it when guys were showing heart in pubfights around the world.

Its free on youtube now folks, go watch it.



What do YOU consider heart?



Did you read the post...... ?

Its not heart that makes a great fight, its two guys with gas tanks, technique, and heart.



Misread it I guess.
ghandikush
10/2/12 4:24:11PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by Goatenstein

The best fight in April 2005 was Shogun/Minotoro.



Yeah, that fight actually had technique. Everyone seems to have mistaken heart for it when guys were showing heart in pubfights around the world.

Its free on youtube now folks, go watch it.



What do YOU consider heart?



Did you read the post...... ?

Its not heart that makes a great fight, its two guys with gas tanks, technique, and heart.



Misread it I guess.



Sorry about the dickish reply.

Havent had my weed since all my used marijuana needles rusted over with herpes, you know how it is.
Chael_Sonnen
10/2/12 4:25:07PM
Great choice Stephan....Forrest "Sleepy" Griffin.
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kopower
10/2/12 6:15:41PM

Posted by postman

Funny how I used to like Forrest and hate bonner and while I wouldn't say I hate Forrest I sure do like Bonnar more.



Exactly how I feel. Griffin was my favorite fighter, and I disliked Bonnar. Now, I don't like Forrest, and his antics, while I really like Bonnar.
BuffaloDave
10/2/12 7:50:28PM
Hopefully the kid doesn't come out looking like Griffin
Bubbles
10/2/12 8:24:49PM
Griffin "the Gryphon" Bonnar
tallica62
10/2/12 8:49:35PM
That's just kind of weird...and makes him seem like an Uncle Rico...stuck in his glory days of past
NaturalBornKiller92
10/2/12 11:04:56PM

Posted by george112

I wouldnt name my kid after some guy that beat me up. Just saying



grappler0000
10/3/12 11:14:54AM

Posted by tallica62

That's just kind of weird...and makes him seem like an Uncle Rico...stuck in his glory days of past



Uncle Rico was filming (and re-watching) himself throwing footballs next to a van, all while talking about his missed opportunity...20 years separated from playing the sport. Bonnar on the other hand is still active, probably on the best run of his career, and is about to challenge the best fighter the sport has ever seen. But, I know what you mean.