Chad Griggs was offered Daniel Cormier and Valentijn Overeem for Strikeforce: Ohio

No, not Daniel Cormier and Valentijn Overeem at the same time. This isn’t a Mortal Kombat endurance match. Shao Khan isn’t lurking in the background, with that ridiculous outfit. According to our buds at CagePotato, Chad Griggs was offered a fight at Strikeforce Ohio shortly after his bout with Gian Villante at the New Jersey heavyweight grand-prix. Griggs had his pick between Daniel Cormier or Valentijn Overeem, both of which represented an astronomical step-up in competition from Chad’s previous opponents. He eventually turned down the offer due to a lack of time to prepare for either a guy that’s an undefeated Olympic wrestler that holds two MMA belts or someone that has the same genetics as Alistair Overeem — on about two-weeks notice. Even if Griggs decided to take the fight, the New Jersey Athletic Commission placed him on a thirty-day suspension after his altercation with Villante which essentially eliminates any chance of Griggs appearing on this weekend’s card. It would have made for a wild fight, but without Griggs patrolling the streets of Tucson, Arizona with his fire-hose, the city is hopeless. I used to live there, so I can say that. Tucson, the city that never sleeps — but takes a lot of weed naps. [Source]

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