Thursday, July 7, 2011

Griffin Overweight, but Expects to be Ready for Rua in Rio

Along with his dry wit, another feature of Griffin’s stuck out during his trip: his clearly overweight silhouette, something that has been bothering the fighter of late.
“I definitely put on more weight than I would like,” Griffin told Sherdog.com. “I need to cut weight and it won’t be easy. I’ll have a lot of problems until the fight in Brazil, but I’ve gotta do it. I don’t want to fight at heavyweight, so I gotta cut that f--king weight.”
Griffin’s worry over the weight-cut and potential reduction in stamina is explained by his strategy to wear Rua down over the course of their three-round fight.
“He’s one of the best fighters ever,” Griffin said of his opponent, who he submitted in September 2007. “He has a blitz style. He goes forward. He’s dangerous. I gotta make him move backward and let’s see what happens. I want to go hard for all 15 minutes of the fight.”

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