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Forrest Griffin Predicts a Big Win For Wanderlei Silva


(Wandy stays ready, so he ain’t got to get ready.)

Now that we’re done with The Ultimate Fighter for a little while we can finally turn our attention to the stacked UFC 92 card at the end of the month.  With two titles (okay, one title and one “interim” thing) up for grabs, as well as the return of “Rampage” Jackson against arch-nemesis Wanderlei Silva, I’m looking forward to this event the way I used to look forward to Christmas until a couple years ago when I found out there was no Santa Claus.  It was my dad, all along.  You believe that shit?  No wonder my presents were always stained with bourbon and tears.    

UFC light heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin made a rare prediction for the event in an interview with MMA Fanhouse.  No, not a prediction for his own fight.  The way Griffin talks sometimes, he seems to think everyone’s a better fighter than he is (when asked if he thinks he deserves to mentioned along with guys like Anderson Silva and Fedor Emelianenko, he responded, “Fuck no,” which is accurate but still a little sad). But he did make a prediction for the Wanderlei-Rampage fight:

"I think Wanderlei is a bad man and Wanderlei will get him," Griffin said. "I’m not great at calling fights but that’s my honest opinion."
 
"He’s a good training partner and we’re becoming better friends because his English is getting better," Griffin said of Silva. "I’ve got nothing bad to say about Wanderlei. He will never get tired of punching you. There’s just no break in him. I think of myself as someone who’s willing to do as much as anyone, but he’s the one guy who might do more. That’s a bad dude. He’s hard to put out. If he was a video game, he’d have no life bar. You’ve got a life bar that goes down but his life bar doesn’t go down. That’s why I like watching him fight."
 

Oddsmakers would seem to kind of agree with Griffin, but with some picking Wanderlei as a slight favorite and some pegging it even, nobody seems entirely sure of anything in this fight.  Just to make things even more interesting, I suggest the UFC officially dub this a loser-goes-crazy bout.  Either that or a loser-grows-hair fight, and that just doesn’t offer the same immediate payoff.

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UFC fan- December 16, 2008 at 9:03 pm
I like both griffin and evans, but I am never betting against evans ever again.
As for wandy, if hes so superbad, and doesnt have a video game life bar why is it his ass got beat by chuck liddell? Hes not so tough, and I'm gonna go with rampage on this one.
Blitz- December 15, 2008 at 3:39 pm
I hope like hell Griffin wins, I can't stand Evans.
Zee German- December 15, 2008 at 1:16 pm
Wanderlei would own crazy before he gets it.
(That sentence made perfect sense in my head)
Jay Smith- December 15, 2008 at 1:13 pm
@ ksgbobo
Well said!

I think Forrest needs to work on not getting KTFO by Evans! I can't wait for this freakin card!
Anonymous- December 15, 2008 at 1:03 pm
fuck yea. that was bad ass, can't believe i've never seen it before
Smackdaddiest1- December 15, 2008 at 12:44 pm
It's gonna suck to be the winner of the Griffin/Evans title fight. More than likely, after Wandy axe-murders Rampage for the third time he will get a title shot.
Tommy Tutone- December 15, 2008 at 12:38 pm
Forrest Gump could've predicted he would win a decision against Rampage in his title fight. Dana needed to legitimize his tv show so anything close he was going to win.

Forrest lost to Keith Jardine, he is a hump who will be a one hit wonder
Anonymous- December 15, 2008 at 12:20 pm
Thanks for the clarification.
ksgbobo- December 15, 2008 at 12:09 pm
Of course Griffin is going to say that he thinks Silva is going to win, he trains with the man. How pissed off would you be if your sparring partner said you were going to lose the upcoming fight you were training for from a guy you are training with. I would be pissed.

I like Rampage, and would like him to win, it will be a good fight. And no, I did not say that about Griffin because I like Rampage, I'm just saying of course he thinks the guy he is training with is going to win. Anybody in that situation would say that.
Kadumel- December 15, 2008 at 12:09 pm
Trolls like this is why you should have to have an account to comment.
zackary- December 15, 2008 at 12:03 pm
"unplug the power and run off crying" technique.---> Wasn't that what he did after the Griffin fight?
Anonymous- December 15, 2008 at 11:41 am
Wander-GAY Silva...
Neogetter02- December 15, 2008 at 11:27 am
wins-Ouch!
If Wandy's health meter doesn't go down then he will be my favorite fighter in the UFC video game.

I'd turn into a Wandy "super-fan"

Wandy vs. God, Wandy would take it because even God took a day off.

W- December 15, 2008 at 11:25 am
Sounds like Wandy got a hold of my old game genie codes. Rampage should implement the "unplug the power and run off crying" technique.
Ouch! That hurts- December 15, 2008 at 11:06 am
If Wandy's health meter doesn't go down then he will be my favorite fighter in the UFC video game.

I'd turn into a Wandy "super-fan"

Wandy vs. God, Wandy would take it because even God took a day off.
drummer- December 15, 2008 at 11:03 am
I think Dec. 27 is the night that these UFC only fans get to see the reality of who Wanderlei Silva is, and poor Rampage gets his ass kicked royaly!
Geriatric Peon- December 15, 2008 at 11:02 am
comments of the week generally have to use a fighter in the article and something about the fighters past like a DQ for some reason, past quote (pee, pee, pee) or an obscure movie reference.
Anonymous- December 15, 2008 at 11:01 am
Maybe, but...er...

ahhhhh christmas, family gathering around the open drum fire enjoying the smell of cigarettes and broken dreams.
auzzy- December 15, 2008 at 10:53 am
Thanks for the Mirko-Big Nog fight. That is great.
pd- December 15, 2008 at 10:47 am
oh forrest. such a humble fella.
Geriatric Peon- December 15, 2008 at 10:42 am
ahhhhh christmas, family gathering around the open drum fire enjoying the smell of cigarettes and broken dreams.
Kadumel- December 15, 2008 at 10:40 am
Sometimes you just wander if people are deliberately trying for the Comment of the Week... And are just failing...
Teila Tuli's Tooth- December 15, 2008 at 10:34 am
Loser-grows-hair fight would be sweet. I wanna see Page with a fro!
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