Rumor: Houston Alexander vs. Forrest Griffin?

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buckndro
6/28/07 4:49:57PM
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.
Twenty20Dollars
6/28/07 5:31:17PM
I gotta say if this fight goes down. Im gonna say houston is gonna tko forrest. Forrest just seems like hes falling apart in the last couple years. And I want to see houston rise in the 205 division with his power. Should be interesting.
jdubs
6/28/07 5:38:29PM
if forrest had anything behind his punches he'd be a badass
buckndro
6/28/07 5:53:43PM
houston has some mean blows. Forrest was running around last fight he was in, this one he will have to be jumping an running or something to not get TKO again, we w ill see if it was a fluke with houston last win or not tho if it goes down i pick houston
blowe1983
6/28/07 6:27:37PM
i think forrest's game is gonna show alot of improvement since he joined couture. yea if he had some power with his punches i think hed be another liddell hes so on point and crisp. i think he was on a downfall but i think hes gonna climb back up
szucconi
6/28/07 6:43:34PM
The dean of mean KOed Griffin and then got KOed by Alexander. It looked like Jardine hit Alexander with everything he had and Houston stayed up. Griffin wins by dec or not at all. I think Alexander will push the action more then Ramirez did and he will beat Griffin.

Alexander by KO round 1, this is a bad match up for Griffin because it plays into his mental weakness after being "put on queer street"(his words, not mine) by Jardine.
babalu2720
6/28/07 6:58:04PM
I think forrest could take it to the ground and sub houston
Piccosaur
6/28/07 7:18:23PM
Forrest did fine in his last fight, it was his opponent who wasn't doing anything. Forrest landed a ton of body kicks and jabs throughout that fight. I don't think he's afraid to be KO'd.
buckndro
6/28/07 7:42:57PM

Forrest did fine in his last fight, it was his opponent who wasn't doing anything. Forrest landed a ton of body kicks and jabs throughout that fight. I don't think he's afraid to be KO'd.


After the last match he had he said right after it he was afraid of getting knocked out again he also said "its hard to fight someone who is running away" meaning he didnt want to get hit lol
grappler0000
6/28/07 9:21:00PM

Posted by buckndro


Forrest did fine in his last fight, it was his opponent who wasn't doing anything. Forrest landed a ton of body kicks and jabs throughout that fight. I don't think he's afraid to be KO'd.


After the last match he had he said right after it he was afraid of getting knocked out again he also said "its hard to fight someone who is running away" meaning he didnt want to get hit lol



I don't think it was fear of actually being KO'd, but what it would do to his career...two losses (especially KO's) in a row can do some major damage when you're in the middle of the pack.
TomTheMonster
6/28/07 9:32:18PM
should be a good fight.
Forrest by sub.
Twenty20Dollars
6/28/07 10:03:28PM
houston is too strong for forrest to take him down, forrest would have to shoot, cuz he would get dominated in the clinch.

houston will go big if he ko's forrest or atleast beats him. houston will push the pace better than hector. houston tko 1st or 2nd round. no doubt in my mind
Aether
6/28/07 10:38:17PM
sounds like a good fight on all sides to me. We get to see if alexander is the real deal and if forrest can still fight a fast-paced fight against a fighter with KO power after his recent loss. He was being pretty cautious against hector, and houston will surely get in his face and make him work.

I'll take forrest maybe in the second via TKO.
Sam_Rothstein
6/29/07 1:18:18AM
after what happened to jardine you wont see many slug with alexander

im taking forrest by decision
TOMMYAYO05
6/29/07 1:25:02AM
Im def takin Alexander on this Forest has just fallen apart and Alexander is the man.
hippysmacker
6/29/07 2:41:00AM
I think Forrest will be smart, take him down, and go for the sub.
Leland
6/29/07 8:38:34AM
I hope this match happens!

I think one reason Alexander got the KO is because Jardine looked like he was using a weird stance. His hands were real high, it didn't look right. That could be why he was knocked out so quickly. He looked like a monkey!

Forrest looks like he is fighting more intelligently instead of just slugging it out and taking a beating. If he can avoid Alexander's aggression he may be able to kick/punch him down to exhaustion. Forrest by UD!
Sam_Rothstein
6/29/07 5:45:58PM
oh well it looks like the fight isnt happening since houston alexanders camp deny'd it

would be cool to see down the road though
RMFG_187
9/23/07 3:43:39PM
I Think this fight is a contender for Fight of The Year. 2 ppl that like to bang. Houston is alot more powerful both standing and in the clinch. but Forrest's striking is CRISP. i mean look wat happend to shogun, he picked him apart. This is a fight that can go either way. and to those ppl that think that forrest is nothing, over rated. i laugh at u. He is the MOST EXCITING fighter to watch. every fight he is in is a war. Tito, Bonnar, Shogun, Horn just to name a few. But Forrest's ground skills are underated due to the fact they arent used much. he controled jeremy horn on his back, horn never got past the butterfly guard for more than 10 seconds.

IMO, Forrest is the future of the UFC. although he is not in his prime yet, he is, as Dana says "Top of the food chain", and his fight against Houston if it happends, will be one i GOTTA see.
TroubleMan
9/23/07 7:13:46PM

I'd rather see Houston vs Wanderlei Silva. That would be some fireworks right there.
CornishMMA
9/23/07 8:25:01PM
Errm ............ did nobody else see how gassed Houston was after his 48 sec fight and then again after his 75 sec fight? He wouldnt stand a chance against Forrest and he is badly overrated imho! Still hope this fight happens, dont make forrest fight machida like he was going too!!!
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