In an interview with MMAmania, Griffin touches on a variety of things from weight classes to Anderson Silva to future athletes in MMA:
On Anderson Silva:
I want to at least come in and fight up to my ability. So this fight will either bring out the best in me … or I will have to go out and find a real job. He’s made a lot of guys feel stupid. It’s when guys get hit, and then they can’t hit him back; they just look hopeless … like they almost want the fight to be over.
On future MMA fighters:
In five years, I don’t know that I’ll be able to compete at the level I do now. That’s just a legitimate statement. The guys competing are just getting so good and they keep coming. All these freaking wrestlers are coming out of the woodwork. They’re great and it’s really unfair you know. I can’t wrestle; I haven’t wrestled my whole life. I don’t remember what I was doing but I wasn’t wrestling, that’s for sure.
This kind of touches on the conversation I had with the high school sophmore last week. You have all these young guys training in all the necessary disciplines at a very early age. Griffin could very well be right in in analysis of MMA fighters in the next five years. Just think how much the athletes have changed since 2004?