Ep. 138: Stayton Bonner- Blood, Sweat, and Ink

Last week, I interviewed legendary champion bare-knuckle fighter Bobby Gunn. My guest today is the journalist who wrote the book Bare Knuckle about Bobby’s life. Stayton Bonner was at the top of the journalism world, working for GQ and later as a senior editor for Rolling Stone. But he gave it all up when he became fascinated by Bobby’s life and the brutal underground world of bare-knuckle fighting. He spent 12 years researching to tell this story of survival, honor, grit, and the beginning of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.

  • Why Bobby’s real-life Rocky/Fight Club story is so captivating and inspiring
  • Why Stayton was willing to take a leap and give up his career at Rolling Stone to become an author
  • How he got unprecedented access to a world that usually does not trust reporters
  • Details of underground fights that are a mix of both savagery and honor
  • How Bobby has been an integral part of the $400 million Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, the fastest-rising combat sport in the world

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