That’s a rather brash statement coming from Forrest Griffin. He’s set to take on Tito Ortiz for “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’s” retirement bout at UFC 148, and when asked if he too would retire if he lost this fight, Griffin responded that he would “retire from life.”
“A good wrestler that comes down low, that comes with pressure, he’s a tough guy to fight. He’s still got a good overhand right, good shovel hook, he’s got good punches, good knees, he’s got a good Thai clinch. If you can stop him from coming forward, he’s not so hard to fight. But when he’s coming forward in that good stance, you can’t tell if he’s gonna throw a big bomb or shoot…that’s tough to deal with.
“A lot of people ask me. They say ‘Forrest, it’s Tito’s retirement fight. If you lose to Tito, are you going to retire?’ If I lose to Tito, I’m going to retire from life…seriously.”