Forrest Griffin and Dan Henderson furious over Jones vs. SonnenPosted on October 17, 2012, 04:41 PM by Anton Gurevich
Dan Henderson was originally scheduled to fight Jon Jones at UFC 151, the event that never happened, while Forrest Griffin was on a collision course with Chael Sonnen at UFC 155 in December. Both fighters now have to re-align their plans, and they are not too happy about it.
Griffin and Henderson released similar statements, questioning the logic behind fighting in contrast to talking your way into fights.
Here's the one from Hendo via Twitter:
"I guess I should just quit training to win fights and to be exciting for the fans and just go to s--- talking school. @danawhite"
...and from Forrest Griffin at UFC Tonight with Ariel Helwani:
"I'm not mad at him," Griffin said, referencing Sonnen. "Why fight your way to the top when you can talk your way to the top?"
UFC President Dana White announced today on TUF 17 Coaches media conference call that Forrest Griffin will remain on UFC 155 as the co-main event against a yet to be announced opponent. Fans on Twitter suggest that Griffin will be fighting Glover Teixeira, who had an impressive performance at UFC 153 against Dave Herman.