Chad Griggs delivers an upset with a Round 2 TKO victory over Bobby LashleyPosted on August 21, 2010, 09:47 PM by Anton Gurevich
A Firefighter from Tuscon, Chad Griggs delivered proably one of the less anticipated MMA upsets of the recent time, forcing the referee to stop the contest between Round 2 and 3 for a TKO victory over Bobby Lashley. Just like I said in my predictions post, the difference between Chad Griggs and Wes Sims is that Griggs takes himself seriously. And as a fighter who takes himself seriously, he was well-prepared for his opponent, and was able to deliver an upset.
In fact, Chad Griggs was the only one who delivered the real damage to Lashley. Griggs hurt Lashley numerous times on his feet, before making the WWE Superstar to pay for the takedowns off his back.
The Downfall of Lashley's fighting spirit started when Griggs caught him with a well-timed upper cut, which opened a big cut right below the eye. Lashley looked troubled with the cut, adding that to the exhaustion after another sprawl by Chad Griggs. Bobby Lashley had an opportunity to finish the fight from the Full Mount during Round 2, but Griggs managed to weather the storm and break Lashley's spirit for good.
When the referee decided to stand up the fighters after lack of action, Griggs sprawled Lashley's takedown attempt, followed by a rain of heavy hammerfists. Lashley was saved by the bell, but looking at the cut and bruised fighter, the referee decided he's seen enough and called the fight off between Round 2 and 3.
Lashley's performance leaves MMA fans around with many questions about the conditioning of the former WWE Superstar, as well as the fruitless Ground-and-Pound gameplan. This loss could be the best things in Bobby Lashley's career, but it all depends on whether he wants to be a real Mixed Martial Artist.