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Cast member of "The Ultimate Fighter" and 11-time UFC veteran Stephan Bonnar will take over for former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir in the the "WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz" commentating booth this weekend.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the change to the Versus broadcast team with WEC officials.

Mir is understandably busy as he prepares for a UFC 111 interim title fight with Shane Carwin, which led to the change. WEC officials insisted that Mir's recent controversial statements regarding Brock Lesnar – and subsequent apology – had nothing to do with the change.

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Uhh I hate to say this but I would rather have Mir than Bonnar.

I'd like to have florian in the booth.

Post #2   3/4/10 4:46:17PM   

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Yeah Bonnar is pretty dull and not very funny.

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Posted by sbulldavid

Yeah Bonnar is pretty dull and not very funny.



now that you said that...he's totally going to make you laugh and it's going to be awkward.

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Bonnar isn't dull he's hilarious, and he's a good commentator too I know I've seen him do a couple fights for the UFC and I thought he got a good job. At least he's not a complete douche bag like Mir is.

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Mir is good aside from all the nut hugging

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I can't stand Mir's nuthuggery. Bonnar will be a welcome change. Still hoping Frank Trigg steps in full time if he retires.

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haha well they've got to get Bonnar prepped for commentary duties when he drops three more fights and Dana has to shove him aside since he won't cut him

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i would rather see mayhem miller or florian, but bonnar is alright too. i don't really get, why mir is so popular as a commentator..

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Anyone is better than Frank Mir.

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Posted by XblacksheepX

i would rather see mayhem miller or florian, but bonnar is alright too. i don't really get, why mir is so popular as a commentator..





I get it. Mir's really smart and articulate even though he got punched in the face by Lesnar twenty times. He's annoying sometimes, but I think Mayhem would be even worse. Have you seen him on Bully Beatdown?

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I think Mir is one of the best commentators in the sport and I'll never understand all the hate. He's just honest and calls it how he see's it. He's also very articulate and more knowledgeable about the sport than any other commentator.

Stephan Bonnar annoys me because he thinks he's funny and he's not. Just like he thinks he's a good fighter and he's not. His jokes and misplaced cockiness get on my nerves.

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bonner id okay would be florian if he were not fighting this month
some one call frank trigg

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Posted by XblacksheepX

i would rather see mayhem miller or florian, but bonnar is alright too. i don't really get, why mir is so popular as a commentator..





I get it. Mir's really smart and articulate even though he got punched in the face by Lesnar twenty times. He's annoying sometimes, but I think Mayhem would be even worse. Have you seen him on Bully Beatdown?



i think mir is ok, but nothing more. bully beatdown is a show for 16 year olds and miller makes some money playing the clown. he was commentating the new years eve show in japan and i think he did a pretty good job. he was funny and knew what he was talking about..well, that's just my opinion.

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Posted by bjj1605

I think Mir is one of the best commentators in the sport and I'll never understand all the hate. He's just honest and calls it how he see's it. He's also very articulate and more knowledgeable about the sport than any other commentator.



He maybe knowledgeable but he is far from a good commentator. He is very very biased towards one fighter over another and calls the fight in their favor even if its clear said fighter is losing. Rogan does the same thing but it doesn't always come off as bad as Mir. Knowledge doesn't always = good commentating. In all honesty I haven't seen a good commentator since Pride's early days before Gary (Jerry) MIllen joined them. I think Goldberg is getting better but he still kind of follows whatever Rogan says most of the time.

I haven't seen Bonnar do much commentating so we will just have to wait and see how he does. Every time I have seen him he was a 3rd person and couldn't really add much because the other 2 were doing most of the talking.

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