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Wednesday, 10/10/2012, 11:40 am

Forrest Griffin: Bonnar Is Going To Surprise People This Weekend | UFC NEWS


“I actually think Stephan’s going to surprise some people. I don’t know if he’ll win, but he’ll do well. He’s a big guy, he’s never been, I’ve never seen him be hurt by a punch, let alone knocked out. I don’t think Anderson’s going to want to get too close because Stephan’s a big guy with good jiu jitsu, you don’t want to be under him, you know. He’s been working his wrestling a lot the last couple years, you’ve seen that in his fights. He’s kind of evolved as a fighter so, I think it’ll be a better fight than people think.”

While talking to The MMA Fight Corner, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin discussed this weekends main event between Anderson Silva and Stephan Bonnar.

Probably the only man in existence to face both competitors, Griffin has a rare insight into both athletes inside the cage.

While he stops short of predicting that Bonnar will win, he is definitely giving him a chance!!

Anyone think Bonnar can pull the upset in Brazil this Saturday?

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8 Comments to Forrest Griffin: Bonnar Is Going To Surprise People This Weekend | UFC NEWS

  1. TheTude says:

    Bonnar wont win, but i am expecting it to go the distance. Its going to be a blood bath. Silva is unstoppable at LHW but Bonnar is not going to get KO’d, just turned into the hamburgler.

  2. Bitch ass Greg J says:

    The only man to face Bonnar and the Spider. Had that epic battle with Bonnar and got knocked out by a jab from Silva. And he’s saying Bonnar has a chance. What an insight. But then again, Forrest does say the funniest things lmfao

  3. Trioxin149 says:

    Don’t know why people are saying “oh Forrest and Bonnar had such a close fight and Silva knocks out Griffin with a jab so there’s no way this fight will be close.” You obviously aren’t a fight fan (or just want to be). They are two different people, two different things could/will happen. I don’t see Bonnar beating Silva but I do see him giving it a good run and NOT getting knocked out so easy (if at all). Sheesh.

    • MikeyMo says:

      Thank you!! I hate it when part time fans only look at what happened with two different people fighting the same person. If that was the case, would that mean Lyoto Machida was better than Jon Jones because he knocked Rashad out and Jones didn’t?

  4. Bitch Ass Greg J says:

    @ Trioxin149- see u on this site on saturday nite and let me see u say that again.

  5. Overroid says:

    Silva by murder in round 3… this fight is like throwing a lamb to the wolves! If Silva fights at LHW he should be facing contenders, not pretenders. If only he would fight Machida… Now that would be a fight!

  6. Sugar says:

    Another reason it’ll be a close fight; neither fighter has had a full/half camp. We’ll be seeing how both fighters fight on short notice. Silva can’t be much worse than the awesomeness he usually brings to the table but Bonnar probably won’t be half as…decent as he usually is. I think it’ll be a good fight, then again Silva fights usually are, even the Maia and Leites.

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