Forrest Griffin Shows Off Sprinter-Like Speed at UFC 101

Written by Tom Ngo
August 15th, 2009

Run Forrest, Run – After what UFC color-man Joe Rogan called “one the most embarrassing knockouts we have ever seen,” Forrest Griffin ran out of the Octagon as soon as he had regained his senses.

Afterwords, president Dana White responded to Griffin’s abrupt exit by stating, “We’ve seen it before with him, he’s an emotional guy.”

Griffin threw a similar tantrum when Keith Jardine knocked him out at UFC 66 after a pivotal light heavyweight match-up when both fighters were steadily climbing the ranks.

According to a report, Griffin may have suffered a broken jaw and had apparently left for the hospital following the fight. However, that appeared to be nothing more than Internet chatter as the Philadelphia State Athletic Commission did not list the injury on their post-fight medical suspension report.

“I haven’t seen him since. He might be in Georgia by now,” White told the media. “He’s an emotional guy and we’ve seen that from Forrest before when he’s lost a big fight that he thought he was gonna win.”

According to multiple sources close to the Xtreme Couture-trained fighter, Griffin is having a very difficult time dealing with not just the loss, but the humiliating fashion in which it happened.

“He came into this fight very confident that he was going to beat Anderson Silva. He’s emotional,” White explained.

Griffin is known for being a tough guy with a kid’s heart. There’s no doubt that we’ll see him back in the Octagon, but it’ll be interesting to see how he rebounds from two consecutive knockout losses.

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