Stephan Bonnar is off to Thailand

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 soon— about a week and a half—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.

  • kermit_01

    I’m gonna get out of the way before the Matt Hugh Love Train runs you over..

    I agree to an extent, in the Case of Rich he really should have been working take downs and ground game against Anderson.. However we’ve almost never seen Rich work a takedown.

    Hughs I think it was his desire to test his boxing skills that lost him the belt to GSP. He tried to stand up with GSP and got KTFO. So when he came back he went to what he knows, lay in side control and hit them in the head.

  • Matt

    yadayada..Good for Bonner, I hope he’s ready to get his shins beat w/ bamboo sticks.. No need for Rich to go to Thailand he’s a good 15 years behind Silva in the Thai dept. He just needs to learn how to wrestle.

  • Alexander

    anybody know ,When next UFC will started;who is Jazzy?

  • kentyman

    Alexander set up us the bomb, too.

  • anderson

    well put sir.

Follow Fightlinker

Archives