It first started with Ortiz announcing he was going to watch the fight for the first time. His first reaction was:
Never knew a fight can be won by strikes thrown. I feel sorry for my fans. (Posted at 9:32 PM, July 11)
The next person Ortiz ripped was Joe Rogan:
Funny hearing the commentating @joerogan's hand must of been sore from stroking Forrest during fight. Joe may need 2get glasses instead of hair plugs. Crazy how my quads aren't sore from kicks. But my shins are from checking. (Posted at 9:55 PM, July 11)
Today, news broke that Forrest Griffin was granted a TRT exemption shortly before his fight with Ortiz. The former "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" had this to say about the news:
@ForrestGriffin sorry to hear you had to use #steroids to beat me! Wait or try to beat me. @ForrestGriffin = #cheater lol. Have a good day! (Posted at 2:08 PM, July 13)
Granted, most MMA fans would agree that Ortiz deserved a better send-off than what he received. His last fight will be most remembered for the post-fight antics of Griffin.
Griffin running out of the Octagon, being chased by Dana White, then coming back to accept the win, followed by him grabbing Joe Rogan's microphone and conducting a pathetic interview with Ortiz. That's what we'll remember from the fight.
Well, that and the image of two tired fighters lethargically trading jabs with one-another.
I think it's safe to say most MMA fans have grown tired of Griffin's immature banter.
Let's just hope we aren't forced to witness another Ortiz vs. Griffin fight at any point in our lifetimes.
Joe Chacon is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and a Staff Writer for Operation Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JoeChacon.
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