UFC light heavyweight Forrest Griffin is as known as much for his sense of humor as he is for his in-ring accomplishments. The 33-year old former champion is rarely seen without a smile splashed across his mug or prepared to put one on another person’s face, earning status as one of the organization’s biggest stars through both wit and winning.

However, Griffin knows he has a serious situation on his hands come December 29 when he faces Phil Davis at UFC 155.

“This is not a sport meant for the weak. It really isn’t. I like that about it. If you’re not the shark you’re going to get eaten,” began Griffin in an interview with the UFC before turning to some of his adversary’s traits. “There are a lot of things to watch out for. That’s why it’s so fun. He’s long, he’s quick. Obviously he’s got a great shot, great wrestling, great Anaconda Choke. So, I’ve got that to look forward to.”

Though Griffin grasps Davis is a dangerous foe, he isn’t about to abandon his identity by taking things TOO seriously. As such, the affable athlete implied he would normally be able to stomach a loss to someone with Davis’ credentials but can’t in the case of “Mr. Wonderful”.

“You know the thing about Phil Davis is, I really don’t want to get beat up by a guy in pink tights,” Griffin joked.

Check out the complete interview with Griffin below: