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Forrest Griffin vs Wanderlei Silva – not likely in this year

In a recent interview with MMA Weekly, Forrest Griffin confirmed that although he’s all for taking on the Axe Murderer Wanderlei Silva, that matchup will probably not happen this year.

In his win over Shogun Rua, Griffin suffered a deep gash in his forehead that needs an appropriate time to heal.

Griffin, who specifically asked for the fight with Rua, suffered a large cut on his forehead during the fight, however, and required stitches to close the wound. Because of the injury, a fight between Griffin and Silva on Dec. 29 may not happen either.

“It kind of would, yeah,” said Griffin about a December date with Silva being too soon. “I’d love to fight him if I didn’t have a giant hole in my face right now.

Because of the cut, Griffin will take some time and see if it is even realistic for the fight to happen in December. “We’ll see medically,” Griffin stated about the December card. “[It’ll] take a couple of weeks to figure it out.”

Forrest Griffin does not back down from any challenge, so we are glad he’s not rushing into a fight with Wandy. Let’s hope this bout takes place in early ’08, then one of these two can challenge Rampage for the belt.

  • garth says:

    Gotta love Forrest. Kid is a swashbuckler, and seems unafraid of anyone.
    Is it me or does Wand seem like he’s just idling right now?

  • Adam Morgan says:

    So, how about Chuck in December? 😀

  • MMAKansas says:

    Yeah seems so…..I hope they can do it, otherwise Wand gets stuck with a second rate fight …. of course I think a rematch with Tito Ortiz would be perfect.

  • Bdavis says:

    Man did Griffin look good or what? He just gets better after he sees his own blood. A fight with Wand would be a war!

  • hbdale309 says:

    “Is it me or does Wand seem like he’s just idling right now?”


    Wand is doing the right thing, IMHO. After Mirko and Hendo, a year off and a change of scenery should do him well and get him refocused. Looks like he’s doing just that and I cannot wait to see him back in there at 100% in the next few mos.

    I’d rather see the old Silva emerge from the ashes than see him rush himself into another brutal KTFO. Thank goodness he was able to push back that fight w/ the Iceman.


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