After Stephan Bonnar’s BJJ coach kicked it and he dropped a deuce to Rashad Evans and Forrest Griffin, I thought he was pretty much toast. He just didn’t seem to have the ability to adapt to his new situation. Fortunately for him, he seems to have sorted his shit out now that he’s down in Vegas training at Xtreme Couture. Not content to stay and train with the best of the best, Bonnar is now on his way to Thailand to work on his muay thai:
Stephan Bonnar: Let’s see. . . (to) get my jiu-jitsu better. I have a teacher now, and I would say I’m learning a lot. I’m focusing on wrestling and straight boxing also. Gonna take a trip to Thailand pretty soonâ€” about a week and a halfâ€”to train Muay Thai. Pretty much everything. . . I know that. It’s a lot easier to work everything now. I’ve got good training partners, good coaches, and everything’s really close.
Honestly, if I hadn’t read it from the fucker’s mouth I wouldn’t have believed it. Good on him for doing something extreme to improve a shitty aspect of his game. You don’t see guys like Rich Franklin or Matt Hughes doing that, and in my opinion that’s why those two are dropping fights to the new generation of fighters.