Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Forrest Griffin vs Rampage Jackson: WTF???
Ok, I love Forrest Griffin. I love his heart, the man does not stop. So of course, when I heard he was going to fight Rampage for the title, I ordered it up on Pay Per View this past weekend. Invited over my MMA buddies, Joyce, Jimmy and William.
I ordered the high definition version so we could see every little detail. A case of beer and two pizzas later, it was time for the big fight. I was so nervous for Forrest that my stomach hurt. I was screaming and yelling and going crazy. Then they announced Forrest as the winner and new champion. I am not really sure how I feel about this. As I said earlier, I love Forrest BUT I wanted him to win it clearly, with either a submission or a knockout. To have it go to a decision was just not good. The fight was so very close. Forrest looked like his face has been smashed into a tree about 1000 times and Rampage looked like he had not been in a fight at all. I don't know about this...I mean to take the belt away from Rampage for a fight that was so close doesn't seem to make any sense to me.
I watched it a 2nd time on Monday night and felt a little bit better about Forrest's win but somewhere in the back of my mind I am wondering if this was a fixed fight. Everyone love's Forrest. He is the underdog we all cheer for. It makes for a great story for him to upset Rampage and take the title but I think it will be interesting when it comes time for him to defend the title. I hope he will be able to squeak out another victory and prove me wrong.