UFC 101 was supposed to continue the momentum of UFC 100, which was the biggest event in MMA history as far as mainstream exposure is concerned. However, this event had a total lack of excitement up until the fight you’re about to see. Anderson Silva proved proved he’s the best fighter in the world and utterly destroyed Forrest Griffin, who many assumed would give Silva one of the toughest fights he’s had.
When you watch this video, it’s the closest thing you’ll see to the Roy Jones of the late 1990s… you know… the guy who went into the ring with a complete disregard for his opponents skill and made it look effortless while he dismantled them? Yes… thats what Anderson Silva did to Forrest Griffin.
I’ve heard some people say this knockout wasn’t impressive, but I think it takes a huge set of balls to stand in front of a bigger, more powerful fighter with your hands down and still have your way.