Twenty-four hours have passed since the conclusion of UFC 101: Declaration, and the talk of the MMA world remains the spectacular first round knockout of Forrest Griffin by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Immediately following the loss, Griffin left the cage and ran to the back. When UFC President Dana White was asked about Griffin’s whereabouts during the UFC 101 post-fight press conference, White joked that he may “be in Georgia by now, he ran out and I haven’t seen him since.”
The Telegraph in the U.K. is reporting today that Griffin hurried to the back to rush to the hospital to be checked. According to the report, Griffin was unable to hear in one ear and suffered a dislocated jaw.
Griffin was unable to land a single significant strike during the bout with Silva. Silva got the better of the stand-up battle, knocking Griffin down twice before finishing him off with a fleeting right jab that took the former light heavyweight champion out of the fight for good.
This was not the first time that Griffin bolted after suffering a loss. Griffin had also ran back to the locker room in tears after suffering a first round knockout loss to Keith Jardine at UFC 66 in December of 2006.