Well, looks like I gotta eat my words. A week ago I said Shogun / Griffin was’t gonna happen because Forrest didn’t have the balls. Well, I guess he does indeed have large testicles because I just got a letter from the UFC with the above image. It’s on: Shogun vs Griffin will happen at UFC 76.
I can understand now why Griffin was tapped to face Shogun now … with Chuck vs Keith Jardine as the other headlining fight, there was no way the UFC would have been able to get away with Shogun vs Machida. It would have been UFC73 buyrates all over again (which of course we never heard anything about … is Dave Meltzer on fucking vacation too?). Anyways, I’ve already picked Jardine for the upset but I don’t think Forrest’s got what it takes to pull one off over Shogun. Regardless it will be an entertaining fight for sure … big respect to Griffin for stepping up and making the UFC76 card less shitty.