UFC President Dana White recently confirmed a bout between former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin and current middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva. Although Silva is considered the #1 fighter in the world by many, many question the fact whether or not Silva can handle a fight against Griffin at 205 pounds. The report indicated that the fight was official, so expect a blood thirsty war between both these UFC champs. The bout is expected to take place on August 8th, 2009 at UFC 101 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Here’s a snip from Dana White himself confirming the upcoming UFC 101 bout.
“Forrest (Griffin) loved the idea and said he’d do it right away, and Anderson told me he would fight anyone I wanted him to fight, no matter who it is. So we got the deal…. I talked to (a reporter) the day after (UFC 97) and that’s when I started working on this. At the end of the day, it’s my job to put on the kinds of fights that you in the media will like and that the fans will want to see. Silva and Griffin is the kind of fight that even other fighters are going to go crazy for. That’s what I do for a living. I as a fan didn’t like what I saw (at UFC 97) and I wasn’t kidding when I said I wanted to walk out of the building because of how embarrassed I am. But I can tell you this: I’m going to be counting the days until this fight.”