“I’ll always miss you, brother” UFC legend Forrest Griffin pays heartbreaking tribute to late Stephan Bonnar

Forrest Griffin, a UFC champion, died at the age of 45. His untimely demise at such a young age stunned the whole UFC community. One of his rivals, Forrest Griffin, is one of the many people who have paid respect to the UFC great.

Stephan Bonnar was one of the fighters who helped popularize the UFC in its early days. The UFC Hall of Famer had his first bout for this promotion against Griffin in The Ultimate Fighter 1 in April 2005. It was an all-time epic battle that laid the strong foundation for today’s super-popular UFC. 

The iconic battle between Griffin and Bonnar

Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has paid respect to Bonnar. While expressing his gratitude, he recognizes how important that brutal war was to him and his business, UFC.

“Stephan Bonnar was one of the most important fighters to ever compete in the Octagon,” said Dana.

 “His 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.” White added.

Forrest Griffin expressed his feelings about his long-time opponent and buddy on Twitter. He said how much he will miss Bonnar since they battled in one of the most brutal battles in UFC history. Fans of the promotion will never forget their memorable battle in the octagon.

“Stephan was a lot of things: He was always the most interesting person in the room, he had the biggest heart and most importantly, he was my friend. I always loved it that people got excited when they found out we were really friends. I’ll always miss you, brother.” Graffin expressed in his tweet.

The exact cause of death for The American Psycho is unknown, but the media has reported that he died of cardiac issues.

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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