Move over Dusty Rhodes, there's a new "American" dream.
Retired Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Stephan Bonnar was busted for steroids after his last fight because he was apparently practicing for a possible future in pro wrestling. Sound like a bizarre recipe for success?
"The American Psycho" tested positive for Drostanolone after imploding at the hands (and knees) of UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, who joined the original "Ultimate Fighter" runner-up for a short-notice slugfest when Jose Aldo got run over by a car in Rio.
UFC President Dana White (via MMA Weekly) is officially bummed out:
"I haven’t talked to him since. I don’t hate him. I just don’t want to talk to him. It sucks. I think the thing that bums me out the most about the Stephan Bonnar thing is that he didn’t tell me. He wasn’t planning on fighting. He said that he was practicing to maybe do some pro wrestling and whatever the excuse is. I’ve known Stephan for a long time. We have a great relationship. Tell me."
Bonnar (15-8) hasn't been heard from since, and subsequently hung up the gloves after his UFC 153 "Spider" bite, rendering his one-year suspension a mere formality. It was the second time he flunked a post-fight drug test, having roided up for his Forrest Griffin rematch at UFC 62 back in 2006.
Off to the circus.
Should we expect a WWE run-in at some point in 2013? Or perhaps IMPACT! Wrestling, or even New Japan? Pro wrestling has come a long way and most major organizations have now implemented a health and wellness policy. Not that it stops anyone, but at least there are ramifications should a wrestler get caught doping.