Forrest Griffin is not happy with Little Nog fight

Posted on February 6, 2010, 08:56 AM by Daniel Cassidy
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Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin explains why he is unhappy with his proposed bout at UFC 114 against  Antônio Rogério Nogueira who is also known as "Little Nog":

"That is a horrible fight for me. I have trained with his brother a little bit, so he already has the 'inside scoop' on me, he's a southpaw, has got a good chin, and has good power. Plus he is pretty solid on the ground. The only place I would have an advantage would be wrestling... and my wrestling is not that good. So yeah, that’s a tough match up for me. I'd do it, if that’s what they wanted, but being straight up, there are other guys I'd rather fight."

Forrest Griffin is essentially the underdog ahead of this fight, however, he has proved himself to be a top 10 Light Heavyweight fighter with notable wins over current number one contender Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, despite also being the underdog in both fights.


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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    What happened to this guy ( Forrest Griffin)

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  • UrHype
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    He getting exposed the way I see it, he was lucky Shogun had no cardio and a still recovering ACL operation.

    Then he fought Rampage who also was going through some mental issues at the time.

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  • DocDoom
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    Forrest hasn't been the same since the loss to Silva. I think he should try switching camps, work on his speed, and overall stand up some more. He always complained about his stand up, and it seems hes yet to work on it. He just needs to learn new things from some new people.

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  • DocDoom
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    Hes only had ONE fight since he lost to Silva. He fought Tito Ortiz, who was coming off a year long lay off, back surgery...the list goes on.

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  • therealgarrylt1
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    lol forrest for god shakes! dont run out of the cage this time!

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    It seems like Anderson Silva changed his way of thinking. I don't blame you Forrest it was really sad what Anderson Silva did to you...

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  • cranestyle
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    For a guy who isn't physically gifted and has no dominant skill set, ol' Forrest has done pretty well.



    I think it's awesome to hear a fighter say what's he's thinking instead of the usual cliched crap. It takes a lot more guts to be honest instead of sayinhl "give a 110%, stay within myself, impose my will, blah blah blah".

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  • Daniel Cassidy
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    look, i hate commenting on my own submission, but whats ur problem with what i wrote? just because im not a full time mma journalist doesnt make me a nobody, all im doing is putting up articles which ive got from other sources up on this site.



    plus, how can you say its not legit when the majority of it is direct quotes from forrest himself? how much more legit can it be? seriously, i dont get why several of my post have come under attack for being bs, when they were direct quotes other sites, publications etc obtained from the fighters themselves??



    anyway, rant over lol

    Reply 4 years ago