It looks like a dislocated jaw was the reason behind Forrest Griffin’s sprint for the locker room immediately following his devastating loss to Anderson Silva.
The mystery of Forrest Griffin’s jog from the Octagon in Philadelphia immediately after being knocked out spectacularly by Anderson Silva at UFC 101 was clarified Sunday when the American’s camp revealed he had suffered a dislocated jaw after being struck by the supremely-gifted Brazilian.
Griffin was roundly criticised in the hours following the fight, and for failing to show at the post-event news conference, but Griffin had been taken to the hospital for checks, unable to hear in one ear, and in order to get his jaw checked.
Forrest has definitely had better nights. Hopefully, he’s able to make a quick recovery. I’m sure he’d like to put this fight behind him as fast as he possibly can.
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Update: Inside Fights has a conflicting report claiming that Forrest Griffin did not sustain a dislocated jaw and hearing loss.
Reports circulated last night and this morning that Forrest Griffin’s decision to leave the Octagon and the arena were due to a possible broken/dislocated jaw and hearing loss. The reports, which were started on a popular MMA message board and circulated widely by the Telegraph, stated that Griffin left in order to seek immediate medical care.
Inside Fights has confirmed with sources close to Griffin’s camp that he did not leave the cage due to injury. While we don’t know why he abruptly left the cage (other than being upset and emotional after his loss), we can confirm that the injury reports are not true.
I’ll update again when I see further confirmation, hopefully with comment from Griffin.
Thanks to Billdo for the tip
Update 2: Good news. More confirmation coming in that Forrest didn’t suffer any injuries.
Reports surfaced on Sunday that Griffin had suffered a jaw injury and that was the reason for his hasty exit, but MMAWeekly.com was able to confirm with representatives from Zinkin Entertainment, Griffin’s management group, that he is physically fine following the Saturday night fight.
Griffin suffered no broken jaw and he is physically okay, said the Zinkin representative, but emotionally he is definitely not dealing well with the loss.
Sorry about screwing this one up. Glad to hear Forrest is fine physically though.