Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin:
I didn’t feel I was as mentally tough as I should have been preparing for the fight. I wanted to really test myself. You see a lot of guys fight Anderson and they just don’t look like themselves. They don’t look like they want to be there or look like they have any confidence. I want to at least come in and fight up to my ability. So this fight will either bring out the best in me … or I will have to go out and find a real job. [MMAMainia]
Forrest hits it on the head, many fighter go into a fight with Anderson Silva and look like a complete amateur. Take Thales Leites, he went from being a warrior in his fight with Nate Marquardt, to an unengaging fighter looking to just survive The Spider.