Forrest Griffin: “I’m old now.”

By Brett Okamoto | Why do you think Tito Ortiz wanted you specifically for his last fight?

Griffin: I feel like, from his perspective, there’s a kid I beat once. I could have beat him a second time, but I was hurt. Let me put the stamp on him; let me show I can really beat this kid. I think too, you look at the guys he’s fought, I’m a guy with a big name who’s — my name to talent ratio is pretty good, as is his. So, it’s a smart fight. Everybody is talking about his future, what’s yours? How much longer you plan on doing this?

Griffin: I don’t know. It’s not going to be a long time. I don’t foresee the huge comeback. I worked out with that (Alexander) Gustafsson kid. Young guys, man. I’m old now. I like what Rich Franklin has done, there’s still a lot of guys I can beat — but I don’t know how many of those guys are in the Top 10. I’m still, I’d say, one of the Top 25 guys in the world at 205 pounds; problem is I keep fighting the top 5-to-10 guys in the world.

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