Stephan Bonnar: “I’m gonna try my best to make it a magical moment like I did last time.”

UFC light heavyweight TUF vet, Stephan Bonnar tells fans that he’s hoping for some magic ahead of his upcoming return to “The Ultimate Fighter” finale show this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada where he’ll face Croatian sensation, Igor Pokrajac.

Bonnar, speaking during last week’s conference call, said:

“I’m like, you know, just hoping it’s magical. I’m gonna try my best to make it a magical moment like I did last time. I got a good feeling that I’ll deliver a good performance. There’s a little something there that reminds me of 2005, when I was here fighting for the finale. We’re gonna deliver an entertaining fight, I’ll tell you that.”

“I only know how to fight one way, is to go for it, and training’s the same thing. I can’t not train hard. It’s just not in my nature. I’m not so physically gifted that I can just go out there and rely on my athleticism. Look at my losses. It’s not like I went out there and got smashed. It could be deceiving when you look at it. It’s not like I got submitted or knocked out six times. I was in all those fights.”

“It’s great to be a part of it. The first fight really helped the UFC and it also helped Spike, and they’ve given me a lot of opportunities for work since then. Spike’s giving me the opportunity to go on there every week and pick the guys’ brains and talk to the coaches. It’s not even like a job. It’s not even work to me. Hopefully they call me back for next season. It’s just fun to be a part of it. I’m a fan anyway, so I’m always gonna watch the shows.”

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