The Ultimate Fighter season one alumni Stephan Bonnar is currently looking to establish some momentum after finally getting back in the win column with an impressive TKO win over Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 116 this past June. “The American Psycho” will be taking on “Cro Cop” protege Igor Pokrajac at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale this December 4th. Bonnar noted during a recent media conference call that training camps can be “hell.”
“Every day you go through hell,” said Bonnar. “Pretty soon you’re like, I’m so sick of this. Then you settle in and it just starts growing on you. You kind of accept that the fun’s over. It’s probably kind of like being locked up in jail: the first month or so it sucks and you can’t wait to get out, but then you kind of get used to it and you forget how the good life is.”
Bonnar also recently spoke with the NWI Times about Pokrajac as an opponent and how he expects the fight to go.
“He always seems to go for takedowns in his fights, so I’m sure he’ll try that,” Bonnar said. “I’ve actually been scoring takedowns lately in my fights, too. So I’m sure you’ll see all kinds of action in this fight.”
One part of the legendary Griffin-Bonnar finale bout from TUF 1, “The American Psycho” is no stranger to engaging in a knock down, drag out mixed martial arts fight. He expects that his fight against Pokrajac will also encompass all aspects of MMA and he plans to bring it as hard as he always does.
“At this point, I just want to keep putting on good fights for the fans,” said Bonnar. “Watching the UFC all the time, you sometimes see boring fights and it just reminds me, man, I don’t think I’ve ever been in one of those. I don’t think I’ve been stood up in a fight or had a break for inactivity or anything like that.”
The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale goes down this Saturday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada and, in addition to feature the lightweight fighters from this season, will also showcase a bout between middleweights Demian Maia and Kendall Grove.