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Forrest Griffin-Stephan Bonnar entertain again with debate on likeable fighters, favorite experiences

A little over a month ago the UFC injected some humorous insight into the world by bringing affable light heavyweights Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar together for a segment on the organization’s weekly Ultimate Insider program. During the segment topics ranged from champions Dominick Cruz and Jon Jones to the benefits of being a “jerk”.

Griffin and Bonnar were back at it on this week’s episode where they discussed some of their favorite UFC moments featuring familiar faces Dana White, Joe Rogan, and Mike Goldberg.

“I used to love it when (Rogan) used to pull out these imaginary terms for jiu-jitsu that him and Eddie Bravo figured out,” explained Griffin with one of his trademark grins.

“I don’t even know what he’s talking about – there’s the escalator, there’s the one-eyed donkey,” joked Bonnar back.

“I want to invent a move just to come up with some names like that,” an animated Griffin replied.

Check out the full video below including a funny story from Bonnar on busting Goldberg after the announcer had sold him out to a hotel cleaning person, their appreciation for White’s infamous “Do you wanna be a fighter?” speech, and more:


  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    I dont like Forrest. He imo threw the fight against Silva. Now you can try to say it is becuz I hate Silva but no its becuz;
    1) He was very ordinary, missing shots by miles, not going for take downs or clinching when things got bad. He missed a head kick in which an upright Silva would have to jump to get hit by.
    2) The knockout blow was not…normal.
    3) He fell to the ground arms and legs spread like a starfish. Not covering up, not limp, not out cold, NOT NORMAL. He then lies there before putting his hands up as if motioning to the ref that it was over. His actions were not typical of a fighter in trouble but were typical of a fighter trying to show he was in trouble.
    4) He then runs from the cage.
    5) The reasons given then turn out to be false, no burst ear drum or broken/dislocated jaw.
    6) Silva was coming off a fight in which the UFCs biggest star and proclaimed “p4p best” fighter was booed from the cage for his performance. There may have been motivation to make Silva look impressive again. In fact it was mentioned that that was exactly the reason for the fight, Forrest “would stand and bang”.
    I dont care what you think of this opinion. This is not becuz I dont like Silva or Forrest. It is becuz there were a lot of strange things that happened in and after that fight. Its not any one thing, its all of them combined.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    By the way I think Silva would beat Forrest anyway.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    i agree it is the strangest performance in forrest career, but tell me, do you think Forrest was paid to throw it or he threw it cos he wanted a pay day and out of there quick etc?

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    I think Forrest new what his role was.
    All just speculation but I think Forrest was well aware that he was not supposed to win that fight.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    What gets me is the people that say “no fights get fixed in the UFC”.
    All sports get fixed but for some reason these guys think that they dont in the UFC. Its that same denial that is so common. The UFC is holy and pure. No the UFC is full of humans, managed by humans, watched by humans, owned by humans and run by humans and humans cheat and fix fights for all sorts of reasons.
    Ever watched a fight and thought “why doesnt he…”. Well just maybe he has a reason not to.
    Also to say “we have no proof so we must assume they dont”. That to me is like saying “I know lions hunt but I havnt seen those ones hunting so we must assume they dont until proven otherwise.”

  • Rece Rock says:

    Logic you are bat shit crazy.

  • Rece Rock says:

    i thought this was a pretty cool clip with bonnar and griffen… a bit too staged ( wearing each others t-shirts, and the question/ comments were a bit pre segwayed/ hand fed) but never the less fun.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    as far as fixed fights go, i dont know if i’d call them works or pre ordained outcomes but there are certainly questionable fights everywhere. Someone who posts here regularly (cant remember who) down right refuses to believe there was a single fight in Pride that was worked. despite the fact they are well documented and that Takada wouldnt beat Mark Coleman in a million years….
    two UFC fights i never been happy about – Ken Shamrock Rich Franklin, Ken took a dive, pre arranged or just from him being a pussy i dont know, but he took a dive. people like to argue he was dropping for a leg lock (from a standing position to flat on his arse) or he slipped (wathc closely over and over, he goes on his tip toes and lets his feet give way)
    also was recenetly watching UFC 6whatthefuckever and never understood Alessio Sakara dropping without a punch from Drew MacFeddries. admittedly he took some punches but then he just lay down and gave up

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    There were many fights in pride that were fixed. Many in the UFC would have been fixed also. Kimbo vs Cantrell was fixed, Shamrock vs Franklin was really suspect. Fights are being fixed all the time. Why wouldnt they be?

  • elsicilian says:

    Why would they be? Follow the money …the UFC generates annual revenues of almost half a billion dollars, and it’s success is predicated on the integrity of the competition (otherwise it would just be really boring WWE). Any marginal gains made from fixing fights would pale in comparison to the financial holocaust the UFC would suffer if paying customers lost faith in the viability of the product. Organizational fight-fixing is just pound-foolish, and that’s not the UFC’s business model.

    Elvis is dead, the moon landing happened, the US government had nothing to do with 9/11, and Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman. Relax, take off your tin foil hat and enjoy the show!

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Ha ha. Yeah its only the UFC that would fix fights. The fighters wouldnt.
    Last I checked cricket, soccer, rugby league, kick boxing, MMA and all sports have pretty much had cases of fixing and that is only those that get caught.
    Im sure you know exactly what goes on behind closed doors at the UFC. Yeah right!
    No conspiracy theories here buddy. This is human nature. It has been confirmed that fights have been fixed in the UFC. It was very early on but it has been confirmed.
    You think that ONLY the UFC can fix fights in the UFC, like Dana White has to give yhe nod? Haha think a little. Like all corruption in governments has to go through the president? Ha ha. Yeah right. It only takes one man to fix fights.
    Pride fixed fights all the time. Oh but thats different right? Elite was semi outed for asking Seth to stand up with Kimbo.
    Naive much?

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    If you think that fights in the UFC have not been fixed your an idiot. If you think that if there is millions of dollars to be gained from fixing fights and nobody would you are an idiot. If you think that MMA has no corruption and all fighters, managers and officials are angels you are an idiot. If you think athletes fixing events is a conspiracy along the same lines as Elvis still being alive you have been ignoring all the cases to the contrary and ARE AN IDIOT.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Just look up the history of match fixing and then tell me why it wouldnt happen in the UFC.

  • Lord Faust says:

    Something tells me you probably bought Mind Guard.

  • elsicilian says:

    I already told you why it wouldn’t happen: economically, it doesn’t make sense, and UFC is a well-oiled money making machine. I don’t doubt that Pride and Elite XC were shoddy organizations and poorly operated businesses (how did that work out for them by the way?), and I can also name plenty of instances of fixed fights (in fact, I believe I mentioned WWE in my original message, which promotes nothing but fixed fights). Obviously cheating and malfeasance occur in sports across organizations at all levels, but the most significant point (to which you seem constitutionally oblivious) is that such behavior is *neither condoned nor tolerated* by the promotion itself. Fight fixing would represent an existential threat to their business, and the UFC would go to great lengths to ensure that the slightest whiff of it was mercilessly exterminated before it made itself apparent to the average (or below average) fan.

    I realize that crackpots can’t resist a good (or bad, or any) conspiracy theory, so if you want to believe that every unusual/unexpected occurrence in the octagon is incontrovertible evidence of “a fixed fight,” there’s probably no convincing you otherwise. But you might want to consider the principle of Occam’s razor: among competing hypotheses, the one that makes the fewest assumptions and thereby offers the simplest explanation tends to be the correct one.

    Elvis has left the building.


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