Why Did Forrest Griffin Run Out After UFC 101? A Broken Jaw?
The UFC 101 results are in and the one question many MMA fans found themselves asking after the fight card is: why did Forrest Griffin run out of the octagon after his UFC 101 loss to Anderson Silva? It appears that Forrest Griffin ran because he suffered a dislocated jaw during his fight with the Brazilian.
The Brazilian knocked down Griffin with a right hand at 3:23 of the first round of the Forrest Griffin-Anderson Silva non-title match. After the punch, Griffin fell to the ground and raised his hands as if to surrender.
When he came to his senses, Forrest Griffin ran out of the octagon, even trying to push past a doctor who was trying to examine him.
“He might be in Georgia by now, he ran out and I haven’t seen him since,” White, the UFC president, joked.
So what happened to Forrest Griffin? There are a couple of possible explanations for why Forrest Griffin ran out of the octagon. Perhaps Griffin was still out of it after getting knocked out and didn't know what he was doing. Or perhaps he was so disappointed by how the fight turned out. After all, Silva completely dominated Griffin throughout the match.
Another theory suggests that Forrest Griffin had a broken jaw and ran out of the ring to get more medical help. People in Forrest Griffin's camp have come out and said that Griffin suffered a dislocated jaw during his fight with Silva. Griffin reportedly ran out of the ring and skipped the UFC 101 post-fight press conference to get medical tests after he dislocated his jaw and was unable to hear in one ear.
Or maybe Griffin knew that he had just been completely outmatched by Silva, a fighter that many consider the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and simply wanted to get the hell out of there.