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When Forrest Griffin ran out of the Octagon after getting sat down by Anderson Silva at UFC 101, most of us MMA media types thought, "There’s something we won’t be able to ask him about in an interview."
Apparently time heals all wounds because Forrest has finally broken his silence on what happened in the fight and what was going through his mind as he was jabbed into a living death by "The Spider" and he has apparently taken the advice he gave me at the MMA Expo about making fun of yourself.
Earlier this week on the The Jason Ellis Show, Forrest brought up the fight with Silva on his own when he was asked if he would be fighting Jon Jones in his next bout
"I hope I’m not fighting Jon "Bones" Jones. I might be. Fuck it; if I am, I am. I’ll do it, but I’m not even training right now. That’s a bad dude. That dude wil’ whup my ass. Fuck it. What’s the worst…I mean, it couldn’t be worse than Anderson Silva. It shouldn’t be worse than that, right? Every fight I go into, no matter what happens, it couldn’t be worse than Anderson Silva," Griffin pointed out. "’Cos that shit was a year ago and literally every day people ask me something about that. ‘What happened…What happened?’ You want to know what happened? It’s on page 23 [of my new book] if you need to know. Check it out."
"He punched you in the chin," Ellis deadpanned.
"Repeatedly," Griffin pointed out. "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. I felt embarrassed for even trying to punch him. I felt like some kid trying to wrestle with his dad."