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post #41 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 02:04 AM
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Forrest Griffin isn't one of the most technical or most well-rounded fighters. His striking can be pretty sloppy and wild at times.

What makes him stand out is his toughness, and he has the heart of a lion. One of the things I most like about him though, is his attitude. He seems to have a real and authentic passion for fighting.
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post #42 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by jamlena
Boo hoo, poor Tito, come on, wake up Tito was in great shape and Griffin almost snuck out a victory (still questionable) Griffin might not be a great fighter but he has heart and he's getting better. I think him against Rashad would be a great fight.

It's funny you made that comment...yet some people still cry foul on BJ vs Hughes and BJ had separated ribs. Saying stuff like "BJ would have won...he was kicking Hughes ass till that happened" Well...this time the hurt but better fighter still won....Tito was killing FG in the first round...So...what happened in the second???....I wouldn't say that he gased!...Tito? Gasing?! After one round...not possible.
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Originally Posted by physioman
"Since Tito had a torn ACL I'd say yes."

Tito had a torn ACL? I doubt it - it would absolutely have to be repaired to continue on in MMA (Although you could theoretically have one and fight but you'd be taking a big chance). Surgery would be a visible scar and an absolute minimum of 4 months rehab but more likely 6+ months. Torn meniscus or partially torn ligament is a more likely scenario.

Either way, Tito won a relatively close fight.

I was just going with what most people (including Tito himself) had claimed....And after looking at his knee post fight I'd say it had something wrong with it (from video footage). Also a lot of Knee surgery is done through tiny tri-pin holes big time surgical cutting on small repairs like that.
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post #44 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 07:46 AM
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Tito Ortiz sidelined with ACL tear
Submitted by Brian Cantor on Sunday, April 16, 2006 at 8:15 AM EST

UFC announced during a press conference that Tito Ortiz will miss a minimum of three months due to a partially torn ACL, reports

Ortiz, who defeated Forrest Griffin in a very heated UFC 59 split decision, suffered the injury during filming of "The Ultimate Fighter" but kept it secret until after Saturday's fight.

Although no word has come in regarding the status of his scheduled fight with Ken Shamrock, most believe the fight cannot happen in July, as was originally planned.

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post #45 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 12:06 PM
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Partial tear sounds about right, the surgery can be done arthroscopically but the donor tendon leaves a nice scar when it is used
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post #46 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-02-2006, 09:44 PM
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Stop with Griffin already

Griffin is the UFC equivalent of an American Idol winner. The only reason he is promoted as this fantastic fighter is because the audience for that gay a$$ UFC reality show got wet for him. Sure, like someone here already said, he'd probably beat the hell outta most of us... but as far as a professional goes, he sucks. All he does is get bloodied up in every fight and everyone goes "wow, what heart! what a champ!"; what they should be saying is "wow, what horrible defense! what sloppy punches!"
Griffin vs Bonnar seemed like the biggest amateur-fest of all time.. both with their hands way too low, just swinging wild and taking punches like chumps. no hint of any technique. And stop saying he won against Ortiz.. Ortiz had him dominated like a little girl that first round, no trouble at all. It's almost like he was *trying* to make it look close after that. I mean, nothing Griffin did looked the least bit effective, just sloppy undamaging swings; but Tito didn't show any real aggression after that. Heck I'd even go so far as to speculate that Dana White told Ortiz to make it look close just to please the fans and rope in more reality show viewers, but that would be too much of a conspiracy theory. The more plausible explanation would be Tito's busted knee. Either way, Griffin is nowhere near the top level of the UFC LHW div.. I want to see real talent instead of hyped up sweethearts of america.
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Not very many fighters would ever fight with a torn acl.tito showed what hes made of in that fight.
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Originally Posted by Liddellianenko
Griffin vs Bonnar seemed like the biggest amateur-fest of all time.. both with their hands way too low, just swinging wild and taking punches like chumps. no hint of any technique.
I'll agree with this. I watched the TUF 1 finale the other night, and man, I just didn't dig Griffin vs Bonnar at all. I just sort of rolled my eyes when Rogan said "This is the greatest fight I have ever seen in the UFC". I mean, it wasn't even the best fight of 05, let alone in the entire UFC. Hell, Frye vs Takayama was a better brawl, and that was done 3 years before this. Ken's post fight promo was the only really good thing about the TUF 1 finale. I just didn't dig it.
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post #49 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-02-2006, 10:32 PM
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Forest Griffin = Rocky Balboa

Head of steel, heart of gold, and the people's champion. Too bad this isn't a movie so he's never gonna win titlefights

My Top 5

(0. Fedor)
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2. GSP
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