Stephan Bonnar (15-8), who is most famous for his epic fight with Forrest Griffin at ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season 1 finale, has officially decided to call it a career after 23 professional fights.
UFC President Dana White announced Bonnar has decided to hang up the gloves Tuesday on a MetroPCS chat.
The 35-year-old last fought Anderson Silva at UFC 153 in October, losing by first-round technical knockout. Prior to the defeat, Bonnar had won three consecutive bouts under the UFC banner.
“The American Psycho” had a lot of memorable moments in the Octagon in his seven-plus year career with the UFC, however, no moment is more famous than Bonnar’s fight with Griffin in April 2005. Many view the bout as a pivotal point in MMA history as the show Bonnar and Griffin put on that night in Las Vegas brought eyes to the sport that had never seen MMA before.
Although Bonnar was the runner-up of ‘TUF 1′, he still managed to have a long and successful run in the UFC, compiling a 8-7 record in his time with the organization.
The Indiana native made his MMA debut in 2001 and holds notable career victories over Krzysztof Soszynski and Keith Jardine.
Bonnar’s future plans are unknown at this time, however in the past he has appeared as a cage side commentator for the WEC as well as a analyst for FUEL TV.