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‘We’re hurting’ - MMA community mourns UFC pioneer Stephan Bonnar’s sudden passing

Former champions, TUF vets, commentators and other MMA fighters reacted to Stephan Bonnar’s death.

UFC 167: St-Pierre v Hendricks Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Stephan Bonnar passed away a couple of days before Christmas, with The Ultimate Fighter pioneer and UFC Hall of Famer being just 45-years-old.

One half of what was credited to be the fight that saved the UFC, Bonnar clearly made an impact with so many in the industry. His passing took the MMA community by surprise, and personalities and fighters from different eras took to social media to mourn the loss.