Forrest Griffin was in a celebratory mood after beating Tito Ortiz at UFC 106. But he acknowledged that he still looks back and feels badly about the way he fought the last time he stepped into the Octagon, a first-round technical knockout loss at the hands of Anderson Silva.
Griffin told Dave Farra of MMA30.com that he felt bad for himself that he was so badly beaten by Silva -- and bad for Silva that some people interpreted his post-fight departure from the Octagon as a sign of disrespect.
"I didn't intend to disrespect him by running out of the cage like I did," Griffin said. "I was just in a bad place. I give him all the respect for beating my ass. I just wish I could have put up a better fight against him."
I didn't like the way Griffin ran out of the cage after losing to Silva, but one of the reasons Griffin is such a fan favorite is that he wears his heart on his sleeve.