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‘I’m doing you a favor by even playing pretend’: Former UFC pro kicked out of gym over mask protocol

'Wake up, you sheep.'

Apr 7, 2021, 12:09 pm*

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Kahron Spearman

Former UFC fighter-turned-pro wrestler Stephan Bonnar is big mad over being “kicked out” of a local gym for not wearing his mask correctly. 

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Bonnar, known as the “American Psycho,” filmed himself on his 44th birthday, irate that he was asked to leave. “One of these sheep complained that my mask was dropping,” Bonnar says.

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He says he’s been going to that gym for 14 years.

“Well guess what, sheep?” Bonnar says. “I have a medical exemption. I have asthma. I’m doing you a favor by even playing pretend. Masks don’t do anything. Wake up, you sheep. Tattle-tales! Cowards!”

In his caption on Instagram, Bonnar wrote that on his 10th birthday, he was “thrown out of the playhouse … for being too tall.”

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“Here I am 34 years later getting thrown out of the gym for exercising my right to breathe clean air,” he wrote.


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Now an active professional wrestler in a small Nevada-based organization, Bonnar is most famously known for his legendary fight in The Ultimate Fighter 1 finale. He lost against future light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin.

Bonnar also suffered a TKO loss in 2012 to then-middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Weeks later, he tested positive for an anabolic steroid.

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Bonnar is also a vocal right-winger who called the shutdown of the Parler app “commie BS.”


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*First Published: Apr 6, 2021, 11:57 am