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Videos: Nasty Submission Megamix, Forrest Griffin Chats and Chokes

CagePotato reader Facey sent us this rather sick-ass highlight video that he made, featuring some of the greatest MMA submissions ever, starring Shinya Aoki, Dustin Hazelett, "Jacare" Souza, Frank Mir, Rumina Sato, Anderson Silva (both giving and receiving), and both Diaz brothers. Easy-breezy soundtrack provided by Donavan

(Props: Bloody Elbow)

In this promo clip for UFC 92, light-heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin discusses his opponent Rashad Evans and what challenges he might present. It’s clear that Griff isn’t underestimating Sugar whatsoever. As he says, "He’s got more knockouts than I do. And his knockouts have been impressive. Like, people-don’t-get-up-right-away knockouts." Speaking of Forrest Griffin, his September 2003 IFC fight with Chael Sonnen is after the jump, courtesy of MMA Scraps.



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online glcksspiel kasino - December 31, 2008 at 5:13 am
whistling Einsteinian numbers Yankton,bumbled ...
Rich S.- November 27, 2008 at 1:54 pm
i'm gonna quote ruckus for truth.
forrest has some serious skill.
back in the day, maybe not, but now? definitely.
i mean, the fact that he beat Shogun [who was the best LHW in the world when he beat him] and Rampage [who was the best LHW in the world when he beat him] shows that he has skill.. and that's just aside from heart, determination, and perseverance.

One might say "well, Rashad beat Liddell, and i think Liddell would beat Forrest, so i think Rashad will beat Forrest"

that's stupid.

he beat liddell because liddell was chasing him around, with his hands at his waist.

jerry f'ing sienfield could've KO'd liddell that night..

i think Forrest WILL beat Rashad.. and he'll beat him with heart, and reach..

i think Rashad could probably take Forrest down.. a lot.. if he wanted to.. but, if you ask me, that's where forrest will be strongest.. Griffin does a good job of getting back to his feet, and if he can't, he can easily frustrate Evans with some submission attempts.. but, really, i think Rashad just wants to stand and strike now-a-days.. and he might just get picked apart this time around..

"Griffins "Lets go to the Judges" attack plan while at times effective could have him coming up short this time"

that's ridiculous..
i think forrest has only implimented that kind of plan ONCE in his career, against Ramirez.. because he was coming off a KO loss, and fighting a guy with some KO's on his record.. he wanted to play it slow and get a "w"..

in the Rampage fight, his plan was definitely to stay away, and not get hit as much, but i wouldn't call that a "lets go to the judges" strategy.. he did some serious damage on Rampage's leg that could've stopped the fight, and had him in a triangle at one point.. he definitely wanted to FINISH that fight..
natureboy- November 27, 2008 at 10:41 am
That video was tops son. Great choices. Donovan song was great. I didn't like the ending though. Kinda abrupt. But I do wish UFC did more stuff like that. I wish UFC had a submissions special on SpikeTV.

I'm on the Evans bandwagon now. Forrest is swell but Rashad is gonna tweak his nips and jack him up.

Chael Sonnen looks good getting caught in subs.
Jburg- November 27, 2008 at 10:25 am
Sugar is goin down. Oh God was that a Fallout Boy reference? Am I... does that mean.. oh shit, yup, that is definitely a vagina sprouting between my legs.
Maud- November 27, 2008 at 12:00 am
Forrest needs to put Rashad on his back.
Mr.WhiteFolks- November 26, 2008 at 10:25 pm
It will not be a cake walk, but Sugar is in it to finish. Griffins "Lets go to the Judges" attack plan while at times effective could have him coming up short this time. Twenty Five minutes is a long time and Sugars hands have evolved into a fight stoppers.
you know it- November 26, 2008 at 9:40 pm
Worst Highlight Video Ever. I shall only watch it 5 more times
Derly- November 26, 2008 at 8:06 pm
I had to watch that Griffin triangle twice. At first I thought, wow Griffin set that up by pulling out Chael's arm, but it was Chael's mistake to get his own arm baited out like that. But I can't believe he let Griffin, sneak that long ass leg in.
NinJay- November 26, 2008 at 6:43 pm
I think Imbecile hit the nail on the head. I really can't find a reason to dislike forrest even if i tried. I wish more fighters would come out and be honest about the opponent they are facing instead of the same ol' routine scripted one liners. I have bet against the guy every single time and have been proven wrong every time. I'm just not going to bet on this fight. Forrest can't have any more of my money and if i bet for him he is jinxed :-p.
Derly- November 26, 2008 at 6:17 pm
That submission has been discussed on here before I think. It really looks like he was trying to go for a judo throw. Someone before in the past actually tried to name the throw he was going for, but I know very little about judo. Shinya's background is bjj+judo, thats pretty much how he just manages to control us opponents so well. He wants the fight on the ground to use his bjj, and his judo keeps him postured very well.
Anonymous- November 26, 2008 at 5:54 pm
So was that video a compilation of the worst camera angles for finishes or am I imagining things?
I Work At Initech- November 26, 2008 at 5:20 pm
Thank you Facey! That video is great!

This is reason number 4,000,000,000,000 that cagepotato is by far the best site for mma! Thanks guys!
Anonymous- November 26, 2008 at 4:08 pm
Here is another pretty sick (and rare) Aoki submission:
Fenix- November 26, 2008 at 3:40 pm
Seeing Anderson Silva tapping out pleased me for some reason....
Cap'n- November 26, 2008 at 3:30 pm
My favorite part was the 30 seconds of dead air at the end of the video. (?)
ruckus- November 26, 2008 at 3:14 pm
I think people are underestimating Forrest's skill.

I find it weird how people say... he isn't very skilled, but he does work hard. Skill isn't some pure genetic attribute that you either have or you don't. Hard work, tough competition, personal drive... all those things begin to translate into increased skill level.

Just listen to him talk about his opponent... compare how intelligently he breaks him down to the type of things we hear from other fighters (I'ma whoop his ass).

As long as people believe that all Forrest Griffin has going for him is his hard work and stamina, they'll continue to be surprised.

That said... I think Greg Jackson will have Evans ready for this one.

Should be good.
Imbecile- November 26, 2008 at 2:22 pm
It is hard not to like Forrest. He is very honest. Plus, he is kind of an every-man. He isn't particularly skilled, he just works his ass off and that has led to a championship. I don't think he will hold onto the belt for too long since there are more skilled guys out there, but it is nice to see what good, honest work can get you. Plus, his analyses are always extremely honest.
Deadpanda- November 26, 2008 at 2:12 pm
IMO- Forrest over Evens in 3rd round RNC.
mmmiles- November 26, 2008 at 2:04 pm
Awesome video man. There's nothing like a sweet submission in MMA, even the most brutal knockouts don't have that "how the f**k did he manage that" factor.

Thanks man. Good call on the music too.
Dr.- November 26, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Hhahahah. Nice ring presence announcer.
Anonymous- November 26, 2008 at 11:49 am
Nice vid... was thinking Sudo's choke on Leigh Remedios would be a good one to add.
B2thaRad- November 26, 2008 at 11:27 am
Forrest is going to own Evans. I think Forrest has improved leaps and bounds the last 2 years and will pick him apart for five rounds to take a unanimous dec.
iammatt- November 26, 2008 at 11:25 am
Any video featuring multiple gogoplatas is a winner in my opinion.

As for the Forrest/Evans fight, I believe Forrest will tear him up with leg kicks and finish it on the ground.
gvd- November 26, 2008 at 11:23 am
Forrest is an awesome guy, but i seriously don't see him winning this fight. At least he's had his glory days. Sorry dude, but Rashad is gonna pound you a new one.
Geriatric Peon- November 26, 2008 at 11:18 am
Vid was good, I liked the multiple angles of Silva getting ankle locked, I had not seen a video of it that was THAT clear.