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Former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin is set to meet Tito Ortiz for a third time in the co-main event of UFC 148 on July 7. It’s expected to be the final fight of Ortiz’s career.

In a candid interview with ESPN.com, Griffin, who enjoyed the birth of his first child last year, spoke on how much time he has left in the sport, whether or not this recent string of losses for Ortiz has tarnished his career, and how comfortable he would be accepting a fight against a dangerous up-and-comer in the division.

ESPN.com: What was the experience of your last fight like, going to Brazil and trying to concentrate on Mauricio Rua while your wife was in labor back in Las Vegas?

Griffin: It really wasn’t that distracting. Maybe some time when I was down there and she was real good about censoring what she told me. The problem with that fight wasn’t anything other than Shogun hitting me in the head. That was more the problem with that fight than my wife being pregnant. It’s funny, I really didn’t think (about the loss). It was a s----- flight, I flew back with Dana (White). That’s a tough flight. You don’t want to sit next to your boss after you don’t do such a great job at work. After that, it was like, “we’re in the hospital.” So, I really didn’t think about it other than the flight home.

ESPN.com: Did you talk to Dana at all on the flight?

Griffin: I watched "Band of Brothers" with headphones on.

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Post #1   6/29/12 9:19:46PM   

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Posted by prophecy033

The problem with that fight wasn’t anything other than Shogun hitting me in the head. That was more the problem with that fight than my wife being pregnant.



At least you are honest about it Forest

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Posted by infestructure


Posted by prophecy033

The problem with that fight wasn’t anything other than Shogun hitting me in the head. That was more the problem with that fight than my wife being pregnant.



At least you are honest about it Forest

I love it because he explains it how we would explain it to a friend..."How did Forrest lose"?...."Shogun punched him in the head"

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Post #3   6/29/12 9:41:59PM   

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Maybe after the tito fight he should fight rampage and all them of them can leave the ufc.

Post #4   6/29/12 10:03:10PM   

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^^I recall a post fight presser w/ Rampage where he said he wanted Forrest again (think it was after the Wandy fight). I'd be more interested in Rampage/Griffin II than Griffin/Ortiz 3. Unfortunately Winepage only has 1 fight left. And I'd rather see Shogun f him up than Griffin brawl w/ him (depending on which Shogun shows up). I've lost a lot of respect for Jackson. But I do agree with you, all 3 can go

Post #5   6/29/12 10:22:15PM   

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I think after Tito fight

Year end Vegas fight will be his last. Probably against someone like vera or Ryan bader

Post #6   6/29/12 10:42:14PM   

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Griffin is certainly a likable and humorous character but he has nowhere to go in the MMA world but down. Retirement probably isn't a bad idea.

Post #7   6/29/12 10:57:51PM   

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Griffin is always down to earth. He always speaks his mind, making light of most situations, without making excuses. His personality and attitude make it easy to like and respect him. Unfortunately, I think he peaked during the Rampage fight. He is still a top ranked fighter, but it just doesn't seem like he has the drive he used to have. I see retirement in his near future.

Post #8   6/29/12 11:25:15PM   

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Probably a good thing for Griffin. He's taken a ton of damage in his career and been knocked out a lot lately.

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Griffin may no always say the smartest things but dude always says what's on his mind and doesn't sugar coat anything.

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thats how you explain a loss. fuck all that oh i was hurt or had staph or all that other jazz

Post #11   6/30/12 11:50:38AM   

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i'd be more interested in rampage/forrrest than tito/forrest, but not much more. ive developed a bad taste for all 3 as of late

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