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Stephan Bonnar Screwed Again by Australia

(And just like that Bonnar’s dreams of being a forehead model went up in smoke.)

We’re not exactly sure what the Combat Sports Authority of New South Wales actually did between the time Stephan Bonnar submitted his appeal and the time they ruled to deny it. One would assume that at some point their decision-making process would have led them to actually view a tape of the fight at UFC 110, which is when they would have seen the accidental headbutt from Krzysztof Soszynski that led to the fight-ending cut. Only somehow it didn’t happen that way. Somehow, even after “a review was held,” the officials reported that they “did not seek to interfere with the referee’s decision.” Which means that loss is as permanent on Bonnar’s record as the k-shaped scar probably is on his forehead.

As anyone who’s seen the tape knows, this is the wrong decision. The cut was clearly caused by a headbutt and not a punch, as the referee initially ruled. The ref can be forgiven for making that mistake. The action’s moving pretty fast in the Octagon, as perhaps you’ve noticed, and he didn’t have days to sit around looking at the video and thinking it over. The Combat Sports Authority did, and they still decided to do nothing. Why? Probably because doing nothing is usually easier than doing anything at all, and it’s a hard habit to break for a regulatory body.

But have no fear, Bonnar believes that Dana White, who is “a fair guy,” will give him the rematch soon, possibly at the TUF 11 Finale on June 19. Looks like Bonnar has about three months to perfect the vicious combination that will allow him to exact his revenge by carving “Stephan wuz here” into Soszynski’s face.

No one’s saying it’s going to be easy, but if action movies have taught us anything it’s that somewhere in China there’s a monk who knows exactly how to pull this move off. He might even be able to teach Bonnar some important life lessons in the process, while also reinforcing harmful cultural stereotypes. Basically, a really good time will be had by all.

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Fried Taco- March 11, 2010 at 11:08 am
Just proves that whenever Australians get together, it's just to drink beer.
BryanF- March 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm
they were probably too busy playing knifey spoony on unsuspecting tourists...
Komodo- March 10, 2010 at 4:59 pm
@ Wrye Bash: [X] Signed.
nuthugger- March 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm
Dodgy and incompetent governing bodies in New South Wales? I'm shocked, SHOCKED I say
/sorry Stephan
831 Son- March 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm
One of the Athletic Commissions didn't even overturn Anthony Johnsons loss to Kevin Burns for that nasty eye poke that required surgery. Doesnt surprise me that they didn't overturn this one too.
budsellers- March 10, 2010 at 10:53 am
that's pretty screwed up for stephen, but the correct choice by the referee would have been to go to the judges scorecards(not a dq or nc) and he was definitely losing the fight...
skeletor- March 10, 2010 at 10:20 am
Everyone knows the only way way to get anything changed by any athletic comission is to test possitive for marijauna. K Sos should have done Bonnar a solid and took one for the team.
El Famous Burrito- March 10, 2010 at 10:17 am
All Asians know martial arts. This I know for a fact.


The Japanese tourists from Crocodile Dundee 2

The new Japanese guy on Lost.

Short Round

Ernie Reyes, Jr.

The kid from The Golden Child

Need I go on?
ReX13- March 10, 2010 at 9:36 am
Well, that it what he gets for allowing it to go to the judges. Hopefully fighters will learn t--wait, what?

For real?
cecils_pupils- March 10, 2010 at 9:30 am
Lemme guess... they didn't look at the video footage when making their decision? Anyone who watched the replay can easily see the headbutt caused the cut.

Until instant reply is used by all Athletic Commissions we will continue to have results like this.
Wrye Bash- March 10, 2010 at 9:26 am
I think The American Psycho is due for some awesome any moment now.