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Fighthype did an interview with Ron Frazier and talked about numerous topics, one on them being Forrest Griffin's swift exit after his loss. Ron Frazier said Forrest leaving the cage "wasn't a big deal."
"He wasnt injured. He is an emotional guy and he just didn't feel like sticking around. He's done that before. After the Jardine fight, they kind of surrounded him a little bit, but he said a couple of things into the mic and left the cage pretty quickly. Just the emotions of here is a guy who is very confident that he could win this fight and he just never had a chance to get off. He's an emotional creature, so he left the cage. It wasn't really a big deal. I think people are making a bigger deal about it then it really is. It wasn't anything left to see anyway. Anderson had beaten him and it wasn't like it was going to a decision. We already knew what happened, so he decided to go into the back and get his tape off and get changed and everything else. I think he was kind of comforting us more than anything else because we were all down and bothered and you know, that's that."
He also talks about the Amir Sadollah and Johny Hendricks stoppage:
"I thought it might have been a little bit early. Amir looked like he was getting back up, but from the referee's perspective, Amir was dropped and he wasn't necessarily doing anything or defending himself. It looked like he was trying to get back up, but the referee is in a tough spot and it's kind of damned if you do and damned if you don't. If he stops it early, the guy jumps up and says, "Hey I'm okay" and everybody complains. But if he lets a guy take 12 unanswered shots or something serious happens, then everybody says he waited too long. You're in a no-win situation as a ref. Johny and Amir did what they were supposed to do. It's up to the ref to say what he sees and if he sees a fighter in peril, then it's up to him to stop the fight. Amir can live to fight another day and a rematch could possibly happen."
Interesting stuff you can read the full interview here
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