What happens to sideburns of power when the man between the ‘burns loses about 30 pounds of kickass? We’re going to find out tonight when Chad Griggs steps his grave-digging feet into the Octagon for the second time, and for the first time as a light heavyweight. It’s safe to assume Grggs Vs. Diabate will be a ‘must watch’ on the FX prelims purely based on MMA Math. Griggs is a dude who channels 19-year-old Vitor Belfort’s spirit in the guise of a Tucson, Arizona firefighter, paramedic and IFL (never die) vet. He hasn’t seen a fifteen minute match in his entire career, and yeah… He has sideburns of power. They are confirmed supernatural. If I was Chad Griggs’ manager, I would make T-shirts that simply read ‘I Finish’ with an empty plate featuring some crumbs and a crushed beer can next to it. All of this wrapped in an opponent like Cyrille Diabate means there’s a good chance fireworks will be going off in the Belle Centre (pronounced sen-truh) and Griggs’ firefighter senses will be tingling along with his fists. Just look at What Griggs said to MMAJunkie about the fight we’re going to see in a few hours.
“I’m just going to have to get in there and turn it into a brawl,” “It’s hard to throw a kick when you’re backing up.”
“He’s going to have to weigh 206 pounds, and I don’t have a doubt in my mind I’m going to be stronger than him,” “Someone’s going to bleed.”
Can’t wait. Can’t.