Early reports explained away Forrest Griffin’s bizarre post-fight behavior by saying he had to leave the Octagon the way he did to receive medical attention. MMA Weekly is putting that rumor to rest. The only thing hurt was his feelings after being dismantled by Anderson Silva.
Reports surfaced on Sunday that Griffin had suffered a jaw injury and that was the reason for his hasty exit, but MMAWeekly.com was able to confirm with representatives from Zinkin Entertainment, Griffin’s management group, that he is physically fine following the Saturday night fight.
Griffin suffered no broken jaw and he is physically okay, said the Zinkin representative, but emotionally he is definitely not dealing well with the loss.
This bizarre behavior, moreso than the humbling loss, may affect the average UFC fan’s perception of Griffin. He seemed like a regular guy, but breaking down in tears and refusing to meet with the media post-fight is not regular behavior. This self-help author would not approve.