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Morning Bummer: ‘American Psycho’ Out for Six Months

(Griffin and Bonnar: Enemies 4-eva.)

According to Yahoo! Sports, Stephan Bonnar tore ligaments in his knee during training last week and will be out for six months. As a result, he’ll be unable to fight Matt Hamill at Ultimate Fight Night 13 on 4/2. Said Bonnar: “I was doing nothing out of the ordinary, just working on my (jiu-jitsu) getting ready for my fight. 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.” The American Psycho will have surgery soon in Los Angeles, where a ligament from a fucking cadaver will be placed into his knee. By the time his recovery period is over, Bonnar will have been inactive for 10 months (his last fight was a TKO victory over Eric Schafer at UFC 77 in October).

This blows, completely. Out of all the big fights at UFN 13, the Bonnar/Hammil match is the one we were most looking forward to. We hope the UFC can find a solid opponent for Matt Hammil so he’s not dropped from the card. In case Joe Silva is reading this, two possibilities come to mind:

Tim Boetsch: UFC fans want to see more of this guy after he kicked/slammed/punched the shit out of David Heath at UFC 81. With another fight or two at that same level of intensity, he’ll earn a place in the light-heavyweight division’s mid-range mix.

Wilson Gouveia: He’s been 4-0 in the UFC since losing to Keith Jardine at the Ultimate Fighter 3 finale, including his highlight-reel knockout of Jason Lambert at UFC 80. One more credible win and he’ll be ready for top-ten-caliber competition.

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andrew- February 11, 2008 at 7:14 pm
ya im really dissapointed that bonner hurt himself, i really hope he can come back from this.
raizor- February 11, 2008 at 3:43 pm
Boetsch vs. Hammil, now there's a fight I'd love to see!
Old, Bald and Irish- February 11, 2008 at 3:12 pm

I totally agree: The Bonnar/Hammil match up was the crown jewel of UFN 13!


I wish the best for Bonnar. he's a good fighter and a tough dude.

By the way, I had a friend of mine get the ligament from a cadaver for his knee operation. It was creepy, but cool. They actually keep the ligament attached to the cadaver's bone, and then fuse bone-to-bone on the patient. It gives a really firm attachment. Unfortunately, this is gonna sideline Bonnar for quite a while. Don't expect to see him in the octagon for 6 to 10 months.