On a recent appearance on the Jason Ellis Show on Sirius satellite radio, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin gave his thoughts on a rumored bout between himself and exciting up-and-comer Jon “Bones” Jones and also opened up a bit about his embarrassing UFC 101 loss to Anderson “The Spider” Silva.
“I hope I’m not fighting Jon ‘Bones’ Jones,” said Griffin when asked of their rumored bout. “I might be. F*** it. If I am, I am. I’ll do it but I’m not even training right now. That’s a bad due. That dude’ll whoop my ass. It couldn’t be worse than Anderson Silva.”
Silva, the UFC Middleweight Champion, met Griffin for a light heavyweight contest one year ago at UFC 101: Declaration. Silva put on what can only be described as a masterful display of technical striking prowess and knocked Griffin out in the first round with what seemed to be very little effort. Griffin laughed while discussing the fight and revealed that such a loss makes going into all other fights easier.
“It couldn’t be worse than that right?” Griffin questioned. “Every fight I go into, no matter what happens, it couldn’t be worse than Anderson Silva.’Cause that s*** was a year ago and literally every day people ask me something about that.”
Griffin went on to explain through fits of laughter how it felt being dismantled by Silva.
“[He punched me in the chin]. Repeatedly,” said Griffin. “And I was very confused. I tried to punch him and he literally moved his head out of the way and looked at me like I was stupid for doing it. He looked at me like, ‘Why would you do such a stupid thing?’ He looked at me like, ‘Oh, did you really think you were going to hit me? What a stupid thing to think you slow, slow white boy.’ And then he punched me and I felt embarrassed for even trying to punch him. I felt like some kid trying to wrestle with his dad.”
Griffin last appeared in action in November of 2009 when he took on Tito Ortiz at UFC 106. Griffin won an uninspired split-decision over Ortiz and was expected to take on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in his next bout at UFC 114 but was forced out of that fight due to a shoulder injury.