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UFC legend Stephan Bonnar has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

UFC Legend Stephan Bonnar has passed away. He was 45.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, some online reports claimed that he passed away from “presumed heart complications while at work,” according to the UFC.

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“Stephan Bonnar was one of the most important fighters to ever compete in the Octagon,” UFC President Dana White said. “High fight with Forrest Griffin changed the sport forever, and he will never be forgotten. The fans loved him, related to him, and he always gave them his best. He will be missed.”

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“The American Psycho” was 15-9 as an MMA fighter. He had three knockouts in his career.

Bonnar also had seven submissions in his career. Plus, he had five decisions.

He last fought on November 15th, 2014. He suffered a split decision loss to Tito Ortiz at Bellator 131.

Bonnar last competed in the UFC during the UFC 153 card. He suffered a TKO (Knee to the Body and Punches) to Anderson Silva on October 13th, 2012.

His last win in the Octagon with the UFC came over a decade ago. He defeated Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 139 by unanimous decision on November 19th, 2011.

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“Stephan Bonner a key piece to the growth of our sport,” retired UFC star Frankie Edgar tweeted. “I remember watching him and Forest battling it out and thinking, I gotta try this out. RIP to a true pioneer!”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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