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Rumor: Stephan Bonnar to face Forrest Griffin in trilogy bout at UFC 155 | UFC News

On Tuesday afternoon, news broke that former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen will be a coach for the upcoming seventeenth season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. His opposing coach will be current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who Chael will face on April 27th at a location yet to be determined.

As a result of Tuesday’s big news, Forrest Griffin was left without an opponent for the December 29th event. But, according to multiple sources within the mma industry, Griffin will still participate at UFC 155 against a familiar opponent, Stephan Bonnar.

Bonnar, who suffered the first TKO loss of his career at the hands of Anderson Silva this past weekend, has gone 0-2 against Forrest.

Bonnar and Griffin first fought in ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ finale, back in April of 2005. The two men engaged in stand-up brawl that many believe was responsible for putting MMA and the UFC on the map. Griffin received the nod from the judges that evening, in what was a razor close decision.

The two “TUF” veterans would meet again at UFC 62 in August of 2006. The result was the same, as Forrest Griffin would again walk away the victor, in what was another close decision.

The proposed trilogy bout would likely serve as a “retirement fight” for both men. Stay tuned to bjpenn.com for further updates.

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13 Comments to Rumor: Stephan Bonnar to face Forrest Griffin in trilogy bout at UFC 155 | UFC News

  1. nutsack says:

    fimiliar? This writing is just sad.

  2. tom says:

    hate it. i would love to see both of this guys against fresh, new talent, or at least someone the haven’t fought. didn’t like the idea about the 3rd forrest vs tito fight, and i dont like this one either

  3. stephen riddle says:

    I think bonnar wants this one give it to him, he will smoke forrest this time! I wish they wouldve got to coach tuf.

  4. alfie says:

    why the hell not it should be a good war if it’s half as good as their last two fights it should make a great main card fight there is much worse fights being put onto these cards and its not as if these two have anyone else to fight both are pretty way out of the title picture and i doubt they’re going to make another run this would be a great carrer ending fight for both of them first fight against eachother last fight against each other

  5. Josiah says:

    i love both these guys but i don’t believe that a third fight is necessary, griffin already closed the deal. the chael vs griffin would’ve been fun to watch.

  6. Dick Diaz says:

    this is going to be interesting…

  7. Welterking says:

    No not again, Bonnar vs Boetsch would be more interesting.

    • JustAFan says:

      To the idiot that said Bonnar v Boetsch would be a better fight. WTF are you thinking? You do realize Boetsch is a top contender in a totally different weight class than Bonnar right? It wouldve made alot of sense say, 2 YEARS AGO OR SO. Bonnar v Bader. Bonnar v Texiera. Or Griffin v eother pf those guys would make a shit ton more sense than what youre thinking. Hell, if Bonnar v Boetsch sounds good to you, what about Bonnar v Mir? Bonnar v Bj Penn? Think before you post again dummy

  8. Mike b says:

    U people fuc*ing complain too much…..Geezuz!!!The first fight they had was the most significant fight in UFC history,maybe if it wasn’t for that first fight they had the UFC wouldn’t be where it is today.i would love to see that fight again.

  9. m says:

    Agreed.

    This was the most significant fight in UFC History. Its only right that they come full circle as they exit the cage and enter retirement.

    Would love to see Bonnar finish this one.

  10. Gouldx87 says:

    This past weekend was actually Bonnars 3rd TKO loss, the first 2 were due to cuts but they’re still TKO losses

  11. CJ says:

    I don’t know what people are complaining about. These guys are pretty much retired, let them go out with a bang. We know both of them are going to come out and try to kill each other in this fight, I can’t wait for it!

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