In the UFC, there is weird and then there is Forrest Griffin. If you look at the way the guy fights, looks, and behaves, you have to had thought to yourself that he has to be on drugs. Well you were right, at least once.
Forrest Griffin admitted today that he took Xanax the night before he fought Anderson Silva back in August of 2009. If you remember the fight, Griffin just looked strange the whole night. He didn’t fight his usual fight and was knocked out by Anderson Silva’s retreating jab.
I’m telling you, it was one of the weirdest finishes in UFC history. To top if off, Griffin then ran crying from the octagon even before the official decision was read. At the time, I thought Griffin acted strangely. Now I know the reason.
Griffin was suspended 30 days and fined by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission. He followed subsequent protocols allowing him to fight Tito Ortiz in November of 2009. The news surfaces on the heels of Stephan Bonnar saying that he was thinking of naming his new son Griffin Bonnar.
I am not so sure Bonnar will go through with the name after this. But Bonnar and Griffin will forever be linked to kick starting what I think is the modern era of the UFC. It would be understandable for Bonnar to do so. I just hope Bonnar won’t be jinxing his son to a life of awkwardness and goofiness if he does.