UFC Legend Stephan Bonnar Passes Away At 45-Years-Old

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UFC legend Stephan Bonnar has reportedly passed away at 45 years of age.

On Saturday night, the UFC released a statement confirming Bonnar’s death.

According to the UFC, Bonnar died of presumed heart complications while at work.

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

Bonnar jumped to fame after being featured on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter.

In the finale, Bonnar’s fight against Forrest Griffin was an instant classic and earned him a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame.

Fans paid tribute to Bonnar after news of his death was released.

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