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Rumor: Houston Alexander vs. Forrest Griffin?

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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.

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Post #1   6/28/07 4:49:57PM   

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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.

Post #2   6/28/07 5:31:17PM   

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if forrest had anything behind his punches he'd be a badass

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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

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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

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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.

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I think forrest could take it to the ground and sub houston

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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.

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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

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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.

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should be a good fight.
Forrest by sub.

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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

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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.

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after what happened to jardine you wont see many slug with alexander

im taking forrest by decision

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Im def takin Alexander on this Forest has just fallen apart and Alexander is the man.

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