June 10, 2011
Bonnar pokes fun at the boss
By JOSE RODRIGUEZ, QMI Agency
VANCOUVER - Stephan Bonnar says he’s being sued by fellow fighter Josh Koscheck.
Bonnar — on hand to speak with fans in a free to the public Q and A session before the weigh ins — told the crowd Koscheck is taking him to court over his line of T-shirts poking fun at fighters.
There is one that aims specifically at the man Bonnar calls “a cabbage patch kid”.
The Chicago native came to the event wearing one of his Trash Talkin Kids shirts showing Georges St. Pierre escorting his opponent to hospital in a wheelchair under the heading Gentleman Georges.
The man who was involved in one of the most historic fights in UFC history — the TUF 1 finale against Forrest Griffin — took questions from the crowd and even poked fun at the boss.
One fan asked his thoughts on former UFC president Dana White’s previous career as a Boxercise trainer.
“I don’t know, I think if he would have stuck with it, he would have been bigger than Richard Simmons by now,” joked the light-heavyweight.
Bonnar said that after watching Mark (The Machine) Hominick at UFC 129, the Canadian has become one of his favourite fighters.
“I thought for sure they were going to stop it (due to the enormous swell on Hominick’s forehead),” said Bonnar.
“Then the guy comes back in the fifth round and pounds him down. He’s got quite a pair.”
Hominick lost the fight but gained a fan.
UFC announcer Mike Goldberg was also part of the Q and A and gained points from the crowd after telling them his wife is from B.C. and his son in the crowd was wearing a Canucks jersey.