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UFC Fight Night 13: Stephan Bonnar injures knee and is forced off card

stephan bonnar injuries prior to ufc fight night 13
The rise to the top of the light heavyweight division for Stephan Bonnar has hit another snag.

According to Yahoo!, the "American Psycho" has sustained a serious knee injury while training for his upcoming bout with Matt Hamill at UFC Fight Night 13 on April 2 from the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfiled, Colo., and will be on the shelf for six months.

Here's a snip from Bonnar:

"I was doing nothing out of the ordinary, just working on my (jiu-jitsu) getting ready for my fight. I heard a pop and I thought, 'Damn, what is this?' I walked around on it a little, but when I got home, it was really stiff and swollen."

The finalist on season one of The Ultimate Fighter will require surgery to repair the torn ligaments in his left knee, which will keep him out of action for the better part of 2008.

Bonnar just returned from a steroid suspension that kept him out of competition for the first half of 2007. He appeared to come back rejuvenated, winning back-to-back fights against Mike Nickels and Eric Schafer in convincing fashion.

There's no word yet on whether or not a replacement will be announced to take on Hamill. However, there seems to be more than enough time to locate and adequate fill-in.

Hell, give Tim Boetsch another call. He likes to beat people up on short notice.

Even though it's unfortunate that Bonnar is off the SpikeTV special, it is still absolutely loaded. To check it out click here.

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