A notoriously large light heavyweight, Forrest Griffin recently revealed to Sherdog.com that he anticipates a more difficult weight cut for his impending UFC 134 bout against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua than he usually endures.
Griffin told Sherdog that he is currently heavier than he usually is at this stage of fight preparation and will have to shed an exceedingly uncomfortable amount of pounds in order to make the light heavyweight cutoff.
“I definitely put on more weight than I would like,” said Griffin. “I need to cut weight and it won’t be easy. I’ll have a lot of problems until the fight in Brazil, but I’ve gotta do it. I don’t want to fight at heavyweight, so I gotta cut that f**king weight.”
Griffin meets Rua at UFC 134 this August 27 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the amiable light heavyweight admitted that he isn’t looking forward to having to finish his weight cut there, as he won’t have access to the weight-cutting staples he relies on stateside — not to mention the language barrier.
“It’s difficult to adjust yourself [to another country],” said Griffin. “There’s the jetlag thing, and it’s difficult to make weight since Brazil doesn’t have the distilled water I use in the U.S. and the food I need to eat. It’s always difficult to change your routine when you go to another country. I feel stupid because I can’t communicate with people from the hotels and can’t even say how I want my eggs. It’s clearly a pain in the ass.”