Forrest Griffin is a funny guy.
UFC 148, though, wasn't the place for humor.
Win or lose against Griffin, Tito Ortiz deserved the spotlight to end his mixed martial arts career. The 15,016 fans in attendance also wanted to pay homage even after Ortiz dropped a unanimous three-round decision Saturday night at the MGM Grand.
Griffin instead used the platform for a comedy routine that ruined what should have been a special moment for Ortiz, his family and the UFC.
Griffin's hijinks began almost as soon as the final horn blew. Thinking he lost the light-heavyweight bout and admittedly frustrated at his performance, Griffin re-enacted the "Run, Forrest, Run" scene from his 2009 lopsided defeat against Anderson Silva by quickly leaving the Octagon for the locker room amid a chorus of boos.
Griffin did return before the decision was announced. In retrospect, he should have kept running.
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