Hard-hitting UFC light heavyweight Houston Alexander “hinted” that his next opponent would be none other than Forrest Griffin, according to Midwestfighter.com
Alexander “mentioned” that it was a “possible” match up at a recent appearance at an Omaha Fight Club show. Therefore, this should be treated as nothing but a rumor at this time.
However, it is an extremely juicy 205-pound showdown, which is the reason we’re passing it along.
Griffin is coming off a unanimous decision win over Hector Ramirez at UFC 72: “Victory” earlier this month. It wasn’t a typical Griffin performance — by his own admission — because of a two factors:
Injuries and caution.
Not only was he recovering from a serious staph infection leading up to the bout in Ireland, but he was also concerned that his chin might be compromised once again.
That’s because Keith Jardine knocked out Griffin at UFC 66 in the first round. In his next fight, however, Jardine was crushed in the first round himself by Alexander at UFC 71.
Interesting twist to say the least.
Alexander is new to the Octagon, but the 35-year-old is not new to mixed martial arts. We didn’t get to see much of him in his debut other than his ridiculous punching power.
Something that Griffin would more than likely want to avoid at all costs if the two do indeed meet inside the cage.
Alexander did mention that his next bout inside the Octagon will be in August or September … so let’s wait and see if Joe Silva calls the number of the The Ultimate Fighter season one winner to be his opponent.
We’ll update this story in the coming days, weeks and months ahead.