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Todesfaelle t1_j1rassl wrote

Remember him for what he was and the impact he made rather than what he unfortunately became.

TUF 1 Bonnar vs Griffin essentially saved the UFC and that's a hell of a legacy.


DoctorStrangeMD t1_j1qfsp7 wrote

Bonnar seemed like a good dude. And then he lost it. Behavior of an opiate addict in a downward spiral.


mwuttke86 t1_j1qk7q6 wrote

CTE? It’s known to change your personality completely. Addiction can as well, just saying after seeing many NFL players with this.


SherlockCumbercat t1_j1rexrm wrote

CTE increases your risk for addiction so a lot of time CTE is a double whammy of behaviour changes.

Also a single concussion can change your personality brain injuries are not talked about enough.


Locha6 t1_j1r3a72 wrote

I hate the negative implication of the term “opiate addict.” Most people gain addiction to these drugs through legal prescriptions for legitimate pain.


jesbiil t1_j1rbnhh wrote

I know a guy in his 60's and has back issues, he straight up told me his life sucks without opiates and they are the only thing that allow him to function and move. He admits it sucks, he doesn't want to be dependent on them but on the some level I'd rather have him addicted to opiates and able to live than just being bed-ridden for these final years. He loves concerts and you tend to have to walk a lot at those, if he has some opiates he's got a few solid hours of walking around, without them he doesn't even want to go.

Problem these days is that due to abuse of the drug it's harder for him to get prescribed it regularly and they are like, "But you'll get addicted..." and he's like, "Yea....and I get to live a life." This guy would rather 5 -10 more good years than 20 years being bed-ridden.


SofaSpudAthlete t1_j1ram28 wrote

Agreed. Many injuries from even sports-as-hobbies can lead to use their use and then a struggle to quit. It’s a dark secret of many sports


IamNICE124 t1_j1r5s20 wrote

CTE was almost certainly the underlying cause of his demise.

If he chooses a non-violent career path, he’s likely still with us today.


coyote-1 t1_j1qu48x wrote

Yep. For a guy who made his living kicking the shit out of other people, he seemed likable enough


Granpa0 t1_j1q9rq8 wrote

Damn. RIP. So young. Never take a moment of life for granted.


mtdewelf t1_j1r0ak0 wrote

We need more Bonnars, and less covingtons in the ufc.


raduhs t1_j1svdcv wrote

if you were a true ufc fan, you’d know colby’s a great guy and his story is great


mtdewelf t1_j1sy72v wrote

Bonnar was a fighter not a WWE type of character. I like that.


raduhs t1_j1sz7gj wrote

watch colbys old interviews to see what led him to this point smh. fake fans are just cringe, colby grinds his entire life just to almost get fired… while on a winning streak.

so ofcourse he’s a clown now. and you’d do the same in his shoes so stop hating bud


mtdewelf t1_j1szyjq wrote

It’s ok that I don’t like theatrics just like it’s ok some people do.

You’re being kind of weird


raduhs t1_j1t0bm3 wrote

bruh you randomly mention covington just to shit on him. you’re an asshole lmao


kraeutrpolizei t1_j1r1nzs wrote

Just watched Napoleon Blownapart‘s vid on him. Kinda sad that this seemed to have been going for a while


bs2785 t1_j1s8ins wrote

Damn this is terrible to read. His fight in the TUF finale was one of the best fights of all time.


I-goes-to-eleven t1_j1t27yb wrote

Sucks, but UFC is complete trash.