During the UFC 148 Q&A session, Forrest Griffin talked about the rubber match, co-main event fight vs. Tito Ortiz, which will be the last for "The People's Champ."
Griffin had previously joked that he would "retire from life" if he lost Saturday night. Griffin expanded on the remarks, serious this time.
"Tito said something that kind of spoke to me," Griffin said. "He said... 'I'll die for this, I'll die for that.' At first, it sounds kind of outlandish. But if you really think about it, in 20 or 30 years, if I'm remembered for anything, it's going to be for fighting. I was never a soldier, a fireman, or a cop. I never put my life on the line in another capacity. This is the closest thing to being a hero I'll ever come. So yeah, I'll die for this."
"I'd like to think, in my mind, I've prepared for every single scenario. I think once we get going, it will be the same kind of Tito, the same kind of Forrest. I think we're both going to come in with game plans, and I think it will fall into the same rhythm it has. But I'm ready if it doesn't."
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