Good sign: Griggs has an 8-1 record featuring a lot of quick knockouts, many in the first three minutes of his fights.
Bad sign: He was mainly active back in 2006 / 2007, with only a single fight since then in mid-2009 (against an 0-0 opponent).
Bad sign: Only two of his opponents have records above .500
Bad sign: He’s another Strikeforce virgin brought in to face Lashley.
In other words, the jury’s still out, but considering Strikeforce wants to build toward a Lashley-Batista pay-per-view fight, they probably wouldn’t put Lashley in front of someone they didn’t think he would beat. That eye-rolling story aside, Griggs seems like the right type of opponent for someone with only five professional fights under his belt. But, everyone seems super-insistent on Lashley sinking or swimming against proven competition sooner rather than later, so a win here will undoubtedly do much more than increase the calls for Lashley to step up and face the Arlovski’s and Bigfoot’s of the world.