Multiple time steroid abuser, Stephan Bonnar was released from his UFC contract earlier this summer, and was signed by Bellator, with the sole intention of fighting Tito Ortiz.
The first time the pair met in the cage for a staredown, things got heated (Read about that HERE).
Bonnar spoke with Submission Radio to discuss his new hobby, stock trading, and how Tito Ortiz is costing him money.
“It’s like ‘ok I’m retired, I’m getting knee surgery. Yeah I gotta find out figure out another way to make money’ and I dabbled a bit in the trading, with you know, when you just buy like stocks and what not and buy stuff, and you know like ‘oh apple pulls back’, so you gotta buy something to hold onto it – or you know I did that with some airline stocks and Netflix – but then I got into day trading. The future.”
“The like FP500 future’s market where every day you just look for set ups and read the market in real time and make decisions, and a lot of trades close out in like a half hour and all the of them by the end of the day and it was just, it was different, and I mean it was really exciting. What a rush.”
“I learned a lot of lessons, I broke a lot of rules and made a lot of money doing the wrong things, but then I paid for it. It bit me in the ass and I got lucky that I didn’t get my whole account liquidated.”
“My whole life was all about the UFC. Whether it was fighting, or training, or teaching seminars, and making event t-shirts, and making goofy t-shirts for the fighters, or doing TV work. I mean it was like my whole life was centered around the UFC. It was like my source of identity. And then you know, that went and then it’s like ‘shit, what am I left with?’ you know? Just some dipshit who only knows how to fight people in the cage. learn something else.”
“I started about a year and a half ago and since December I like probably logged in a thousand hours of studying. It was just like my wife thought I was nuts. Like are you kidding me? That’s all you do? So now that I’ve trained for this fight again – that’s another thing that Tito’s gonna have to pay for. Its gonna cost me money – you know I can watch the market open in the mornings – good thing I’m on the West Coast. It opens at 6:30 – but within a couple of hours I gotta close everything up and go to the gym and train.”
“I miss out on a lot of opportunities and this jerk Tito’s costing me money right now.”
The pair are set to meet at Bellator 131 next month on November 15th.