Forrest Griffin says he's plateauing or almost getting worse sometimesPosted on August 23, 2011, 07:00 PM by Trent Reinsmith
When Forrest Griffin steps into the Octagon on Saturday, August 27 it will be his 13th fight in the UFC since winning season one of “The Ultimate Fighter” in one of, if not the most memorable fight in UFC history. Since that win he has won and lost the UFC Light Heavyweight title while going 12-4. His opponent at UFC 134 will be a man he defeated via third round submission in September 2007, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Griffin writing on his own blog at Yahoo Sports! admitted that even though he has been fighting for the UFC for over six years, he still struggles when it comes to training and his training camp, admitting that he feels that he is doing things wrong.
The more surprising revelation from the former champ is that his job is no longer fun, “It quit being fun when I realized wasn’t getting better. I’m plateauing or almost getting worse sometimes. One of the essential elements to have in this is your perceived expectation of the future, and I’m a painful realist, so I realized that I’m not going to get better; this is it. It’s only gonna get worse from here on and you fight as much as you can, you fight until you don’t have it anymore, and then you fight a couple more times after that.” - For complete blog from Griffin vist Yahoo.com.
So LowKick’ers, is Griffin in the right place mentally going into UFC 134?