“I was desperate. My right elbow had been bad for a while, and I hurt it bad getting ready for Rashad [Evans on June 28]. Right after that fight, I thought I’d have some time off to do some therapy, rehab and heal. And five days later, I get a call to fight Forrest in a month and a half. I was worried. I was looking for something to speed up the healing. I just was worried I was not going to be able to fight, and they needed me. This wasn’t an undercard fight; it was the main event. Pulling out was not an option.”
– – Popular light heavyweight UFC fighter Stephan Bonnar discusses his positive steroid test and susequent suspension with the Chicago Sun-Times. Now that his suspension has been served, Bonnar will return to the octagon to face Mike Nickels at UFC 73.