After becoming the punchline of countless jokes for getting slapped senseless by middleweight king Anderson Silva at UFC 101 last August, it appears Forrest Griffin is unwilling to become the human punching bag for skyrocketing superstar Jon Jones.
“I hope I’m not fighting Jon “Bones” Jones. I might be. [Expletive] it, if I am, I am. I’ll do it, but I’m not even training right now,” Griffin told the Jason Ellis Show (Transcribed by CagePotato). “That’s a bad dude. That dude will whoop my ass.
“[Expletive] it. What’s the worst … I mean, it couldn’t be worse than Anderson Silva. It shouldn’t be worse than that, right?”
Let’s hope not. Most fighters would never be able to live down getting jabbed to death in a professional mixed martial arts contest, even if it came at the hands of the sport’s deadliest marksman. However, Griffin gets a pass courtesy of the lifetime Octagon employment status he and Stephan Bonnar received for their watershed battle to conclude the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Since you took off like a fart in the wind immediately after regaining consciousness, and been deftly silent since leaving Philly 12 months ago, exactly how badly did the Brazilian lay the smackdown on you?
“Every fight I go into, no matter what happens, it couldn’t be worse than Anderson Silva. Cause that [expletive] was a year ago and literally every day people ask me something about that. ‘What happened … What happened?’ You want to know what happened? It’s on page 23 [of my new book] if you need to know. Check it out.”
Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down: A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse can currently be found on your local Barnes & Noble bookshelves, so make sure to get your copy while supplies last. I don’t have the time to thumb to page 23 at the moment, but I’ll just assume the reason was because Silva was simply smacking you upside your head.
“Repeatedly, and I was very confused,” Griffin quickly pointed out. “I tried to punch him and he literally moved his head out of the way and looked at me like I was stupid for doing it. He looked at me like, ‘Why would you do such a stupid thing?’ He looked at me like, ‘Oh, did you really think you were going to hit me? What a stupid thing to think you slow, slow white boy,’ and then he punched me.
“I felt embarrassed for even trying to punch him. I felt like some kid trying to wrestle with his dad.”
Thank God pops never treated me that way…
Please click the media player below to hear a segment of Griffin’s interview with Jason Ellis: