“I kicked him in the head, but I gave him a light kick,” Griffin said. “It was more like a kick, but my foot hit his ear and his ear started ringing. After training he was like, ‘my f ****** head is still ringing!’ “
Not that a former champion, TUF winner, savior of a sport and favorite of the friendliest athlete in MMA history needs an ego boost, but to shake a man more famous than YouTube is quite the badge of honor. Well, not for Griffin.
The potential Griffin saw in Slice and his ability to learn left an athlete as humble as the former king of the 205ers wondering if he had just discouraged Slice. Immediately after wishing he could have spent more time at the gym with them, Griffin also thought about the man who introduced them and was even happier with the way he was treating Slice.
“Bas Rutten was old, but he could probably still hurt me,” Griffin laughs. “It was something else. When you came with Bas Rutten, Bas was looking for him.
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