It seems like lately a ton of great fighters are calling it quits. Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Chuck Liddell (within the space of a year), Rampage Jackson has talked about it, Matt Hughes says he only has one more fight in him, and we are just waiting for Tito Ortitz to finally call it. Now it looks like Forest Griffin is calling it quits too. In a recent interview, he said,
“If anything, for me now, I’m realizing that I don’t have much left,” Griffin
continued. “This is the end of the road for me. I want a couple of more fight
fights, you know, good ones! Fights where I don’t get knocked out in the first
round. Fights where I get hurt and bleed a little but I kinda rally back.
Something of that nature. As far as a fight with Tito, yeah it would be good but
do people want to see it?”
Yes Forrest, I’d like to see it. What I would like to see more is to see you take some time, train up and get back out there. Goodness he’s only 32 years old! Randy Couture is 48. 32 is not a good retiring age. So he’s been having a hard time lately. Stop fighting people like Anderson Silva and Shogun Rua for a little while. A lot of people lose to those two, it doesn’t mean its the end of the road!
But on the other hand, when you don’t care anymore its going to be hard to be motived. Perhaps once I’ve been a UFC champion I’ll see things that way. I’ll try to squeeze