Forrest Griffin discusses his upcoming bout with Anderson Silva at UFC 101 this weekend with all the self-deprecating dry wit we’ve come to expect. The good news is, he no longer has any fear of dying at the hands of “The Spider." As the Kübler-Ross model taught us, acceptance is the important final stage in the grieving process.
Things get weird around the 5:09 mark when Dave Farra asks Forrest if he’d ever take money from a sponsor to promote a product he doesn’t use, and this somehow leads to Griffin talking about how much he hates condoms, saying they “shrink the pee-pee” and calling the idea that he might wear one “ludicrous.” In other news, don’t forget to tune into Spike TV’s new show, "Forrest Griffin Has Syphilis Now," which will air immediately following "The Ultimate Fighter."
After the jump, a couple moments from the MMA Hall of Shame, including a couple of guys who are still trying to put those performances behind them.
According to MMA Weekly, Fabricio Werdum will fight on the Aug. 15 Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg card after all, only instead of getting one of the more highly-regarded heavyweights on the roster, he’ll get MMA villain Mike Kyle. If you’re wondering why Kyle made our “Most Despicable People in MMA” list, just skip to the 2:50 mark in the above video. It wasn’t the first instance of shameful behavior from Kyle, and though he’s coming off an upset victory over “Feijao” Cavalcante at Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields you still can’t call the guy a fan favorite. At least he’s good to have around when you need someone to fight on short notice and possibly do something completely reprehensible.
Lastly, it seems like almost every time there’s an event in Japan there’s some kind of strange goings-on. This weekend’s Sengoku outing was no exception, and we can’t exactly look forward to the semi-finals of Dream’s Super Hulk tournament as a coming reprieve. But just for the hell of it, we dug up Mark Coleman’s fight with Nobuhiko Takada at Pride 5 back in 2000 to remind us that things used to be worse. This, my friends, is what a worked fight looks like.
Skip to the 8:44 mark to hear the announcing team of Bas Rutten and Stephen Quadros, much to their credit, become absolutely baffled with what they are seeing. Quadros accurately sums up our feelings just before Coleman taps, uttering, “What?”