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Forrest Griffin hasn’t completely written off return to the ring

Forrest Griffin hasn’t completely written off return to the ring

Less than a month ago, former UFC light heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin caught the MMA community off-guard by announcing his retirement despite wins in three of his previous four fights and only being 33 years old. At the root of Griffin’s decision were health-related issues forcing him to withdraw from a handful of previous pairings rather than the belief he no longer had what it took to compete in the cage. As such, it turns out Griffin is willing to consider a comeback but only if his body holds up its end of the bargain.

“Most guys are like ‘Ok when can I start training again?’. I got into this because I like fighting, I like training. It’s fun, you know,” explained Griffin in an interview with MMAFightCorner. “I’ll start training again, September, August. Maybe if I’m just magically healed and like everything works great, then I’ll have to try [fighting] again. But, I’m not healthy now.”

Never one to take things too seriously, Griffin made sure to point to at least one scenario sure to drag him back into action albeit not inside an Octagon.

“If we’re at the movies and some guy pours a drink on my wife, it’s going down,” he cracked.

If he remains retired, Griffin will leave MMA with a 19-7 mark and wins over a number of greats in the sport including Tito Ortiz, Rich Franklin, Quinton Jackson, and Mauricio Rua.

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