Griffin hints retirement is near

by Brett Okamoto | source: espn.com
 

ESPN.com: Everybody is talking about his future, what’s yours? How much longer you plan on doing this?

Griffin: I don’t know. It’s not going to be a long time. I don’t foresee the huge comeback. I worked out with that (Alexander) Gustafsson kid. Young guys, man. I’m old now. I like what Rich Franklin has done, there’s still a lot of guys I can beat -- but I don’t know how many of those guys are in the Top 10. I’m still, I’d say, one of the Top 25 guys in the world at 205 pounds; problem is I keep fighting the top 5-to-10 guys in the world.

ESPN.com: Does it matter to you how you go out? Does it matter if you go out, losing five of your last six or whatever?

Griffin: Yeah. You’ve tarnished yourself. You should have quit while you were breaking even, which is kind of where I’m at now. Thing about Tito’s losses, if I’m fighting that level of guys, I don’t know if I’m losing six in a row but I might go 2-4. If you’re fighting great guys, you’re fighting great guys. It depends on the opponent.

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GSP24 site profile image  

7/1/12 12:48 AM by GSP24

You have to respect Forrest's honesty there.

surfing site profile image  

7/1/12 12:12 AM by surfing

meet forrest a number of years ago in vegas kinda at the peak of his fame so to speak. incredibly humble and invited me to just hang out.i wish him the absolute best he can get.....

Blazing Knees site profile image  

6/30/12 10:22 PM by Blazing Knees

 I remember he used to joke and was always smiling. Now he just sulks, bitches and complains about fucking everything, He also is the title holder of some of the most embarassing moments in the UFC and one of the greatest fights put on,It might be time to hang it up, imo, the chances of him holding another title is  0.00

inf0 site profile image  

6/30/12 9:06 PM by inf0

 Umm... the sooner the better fighters like Forrest and Tito retire...... just sayin

NKcell site profile image  

6/30/12 9:05 PM by NKcell

He has lost his heart, once a fighter loses the hunger its over.Personally he sounds pretty pathetic, he acts as if he's 45 years old. You're only 33 He should just be honest with himself and say he's lost it and doesnt care anymore.

StretchPlum site profile image  

6/30/12 9:03 PM by StretchPlum

I think a really popular guy should, for business purposes, be fed some cans on the way out. the public won't care.

rbl site profile image  

6/30/12 8:31 PM by rbl

He really doesn't seem to enjoy it at all anymore... Obviously it's a hard way to make a living but when you see guys like Wanderlei they still manage to have fun with it. I am a fan of Forrest but he seems to leave a lot in the gym, like he kills himself preparing for the fight and is flat and sick of it all by the time he gets in the cage. I hope he can turn it around somehow, he still has the potential to do well at the top level.

Nexuscrawlers site profile image  

6/30/12 8:22 PM by Nexuscrawlers

I really think him and tito are both going to retire after this fight, especialy if its a war.

Piyo site profile image  

6/30/12 8:09 PM by Piyo

It's weird. I think Forrest is a smart person, but he almost never fights smart. I know people age differently, but it's hard to make a case that he's too old for this shit given how many other combat athletes reach their peak at his age and beyond.I mean, look at the second Shogun fight. I'm not saying he should have fought a boring fight, but shit, I would have expected someone with his experience to at least wait a bit before opening up so recklessly against someone like Shogun. He could've done much, much better.



 

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