In an interview with Submission Radio, Bonnar said the toe has been broken approximately three weeks, but it won’t be an issue ahead of his Bellator debut.
“I broke my toe a couple of weeks ago. I haven’t missed a work out. It just hurts. Tape it up and push through it and that’s how it’s always been. It’s really no problem,” he revealed on the podcast.
Bonnar said the initial pain of the bone break was the worst, but that it gets better as time goes on, regardless of the training camp ahead of the Bellator 131 main event. He added that he was able to complete a conditioning session where he had doubts about being able to make it through, but explained that he got it done and he’s only getting better.
“I made it through the worst,” he said. “Really, after you break the bone — whether it’s a little foot bone, a hand, or toe — those first few weeks after you break it, oh those are the worst. But after those two weeks, it just keeps getting better, and what’s it’s been? About three, three and a half [weeks] probably.
“And just yesterday, Stitch was teaching the pros class at One Kick Nick’s gym, and we did a conditioning circuit where we had to do box pops and I was like, ‘there’s no way I’m gonna be able to do this,’ and I was able to do it. So yeah, I made it from the worst and it’s only getting better from here.”
Bonnar and Ortiz are currently scheduled to headline the Nov. 15 Bellator 131 fight card in San Diego. Also on the card will be a fight for the vacant lightweight title between Michael Chandler and Will Brooks.