Remember back when Griffin vs Jackson was announced, everyone thought it was going to be the event of the summer. Now the show is just over a week away and there’s not really all that much hype surrounding it. The Ultimate Fighter 7 fell flat on delivering any kind of animosity, unless you hope to see Forrest avenge his go-kart loss or Quinton being pissed off about a dumb game of horse. Sports Illustrated even dedicated an article to the complete lack of heat behind this fight.
Even when there’s a media conference call, these two can’t find anything interesting to say about eachother. That’s not to say they’re not interesting or funny … they just can’t seem to do anything about their fight.
The most interesting thing to come out of today’s call is from Quinton Jackson talking about the TUF finalists:
Jackson: I think they’ll both do pretty well in the UFC. I think CB has a lot of growing up to do you know what I’m sayin? He has a lot of learning, act like he didn’t tap and all that stuff was just kind of.. That was kind of despicable in my books but you know I think Amir is going to be tough. He’s going to be good for the UFC. I’ve never seen a Muay Thai guy submit too many people.