Forrest Griffin's Hispanic Racism (UFC 72)
I found this really funny that no one seemed to mention it. Or maybe no one WANTED to mention it.
During the “talking heads” opening of UFC 72, Forrest Griffin said that being Irish in Ireland, he really didn’t want to lose to a Hispanic dude. Hmnn, now I dunno about you, but me thinks that this can be construed as pretty racist.
Now there have already been quite a few accusations of racism in MMA organizations worldwide. However, I believe that this was probably one of the most direct examples as of late.
To add insult to injury, Forrest also put on lackluster performance (not that Ramirez was much better, chasing him around the ring).
With that said, considering that he doesn’t want to lose to any “Hispanics” (God forbid in Ireland *gasp*), I sure as hell hope that he doesn’t run into Mauricio Shogun or Wanderlei in the latest 205 ranks.
Better yet, I hope he does.