Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin has been through some of the toughest and greatest battles in the Octagon, and the 32-year-old might only have a few left in him, according to a recent interview with MMA Fight Corner.
“If people would pay to see that fight, I’ll get paid to fight that fight," Griffin responded to a question about a third fight with Tito Ortiz. "I care more about where the fight is—I don’t travel well. If that fight happens in the continental United States, I’m down!”
Griffin is 1-1 versus Ortiz and won their previous fight by split decision at UFC 106. The split-decision victory was one of his two wins from his last five fights. A win over Rich Franklin followed, but the two-fight win streak came to an end when Griffin was stopped by Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in their highly-anticipated rematch at UFC 134.
Knockout losses versus Anderson Silva and Rashad Evans both earned him fight of the night awards, but the damage taken in those bouts may have Griffin second-guessing his career path.
“If anything, for me now, I’m realizing that I don’t have much left," Griffin continued. "This is the end of the road for me. I want a couple of more fight fights, you know, good ones! Fights where I don’t get knocked out in the first round. Fights where I get hurt and bleed a little but I kinda rally back. Something of that nature. As far as a fight with Tito, yeah it would be good but do people want to see it?”
The Ultimate Fighter winner's greatest victory came against Quinton Jackson at UFC 86 when he won the UFC light heavyweight championship. His wins inside the Octagon include those against Rua, Ortiz, Franklin, Stephan Bonnar and Elvis Sinosic.