ESPN.com: Everybody is talking about his future, what's yours? How much longer you plan on doing this?
Griffin: I don't know. It's not going to be a long time. I don't foresee the huge comeback. I worked out with that (Alexander) Gustafsson kid. Young guys, man. I'm old now. I like what Rich Franklin has done, there's still a lot of guys I can beat -- but I don't know how many of those guys are in the Top 10. I'm still, I'd say, one of the Top 25 guys in the world at 205 pounds; problem is I keep fighting the top 5-to-10 guys in the world.
ESPN.com: Does it matter to you how you go out? Does it matter if you go out, losing five of your last six or whatever?
Griffin: Yeah. You've tarnished yourself. You should have quit while you were breaking even, which is kind of where I'm at now. Thing about Tito's losses, if I'm fighting that level of guys, I don't know if I'm losing six in a row but I might go 2-4. If you're fighting great guys, you're fighting great guys. It depends on the opponent.
looked terrible, like he didn't want to be in there at all anyway, and that knockdown was so awkward and looked like a sham. looked like a work (not that it was - just looked so fake). i had a hard time believing Forest was really hurt by that tiny jab. i felt like he was just getting frustrated and psyched himself out and that's why he just ate the floor and ran out of there like a girl from tyson's hotel room.
not what i expected from that fight at all. i figured it would be like friday the 13th - silva would pound and pound and pound and forest would just keep coming. maybe my expectations were a little off base?
having said all that, forrest is the man and he should have a solid career in the after fight life, everyone loves him and he's funny as hell. much respect.
I'll always enjoy watching and listening to Forrest because he is truly human. He's not some hyped-up wrecking machine, not a technical wizard, not a supernatural athlete, just a man who took some natural gifts and through hard work, dedication, and some luck(that he made), became the champion of the world.
Stories like Forrest won't happen in the future of MMA, a future full of kids training every discipline from 4, elite, freak-of-nature athletes like GSP and Jones being common, etc.
It's weird. I think Forrest is a smart person, but he almost never fights smart. I know people age differently, but it's hard to make a case that he's too old for this shit given how many other combat athletes reach their peak at his age and beyond.
I mean, look at the second Shogun fight. I'm not saying he should have fought a boring fight, but shit, I would have expected someone with his experience to at least wait a bit before opening up so recklessly against someone like Shogun. He could've done much, much better.
He really doesn't seem to enjoy it at all anymore... Obviously it's a hard way to make a living but when you see guys like Wanderlei they still manage to have fun with it. I am a fan of Forrest but he seems to leave a lot in the gym, like he kills himself preparing for the fight and is flat and sick of it all by the time he gets in the cage. I hope he can turn it around somehow, he still has the potential to do well at the top level.
I remember he used to joke and was always smiling. Now he just sulks, bitches and complains about fucking everything,
He also is the title holder of some of the most embarassing moments in the UFC and one of the greatest fights put on,It might be time to hang it up, imo, the chances of him holding another title is 0.00