Forrest Griffin: "When Chael Sonnen Masturbates...He Fantasizes About [Himself]"

John HeinisSenior Analyst IMay 2, 2013

Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Forrest Griffin (left) against Tito Ortiz during a light heavyweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin is known for saying some quirky things on his Twitter page and he has now taken aim at recent divisional title challenger Chael Sonnen. 

On Tuesday, Griffin tweeted a humorous anecdote about how self-absorbed he believes "The American Gangster" truly is:  

When Chael Sonnen masturbates he doesn't Fantasize about beautiful women he fantasizes about Chael Sonnen.

— Forrest Griffin (@ForrestGriffin) April 30, 2013

Griffin owns a submission victory over Sonnen from the regional scene back in September 2003, locking up a triangle choke midway through the first round. 

The two were set to rematch at UFC 155 this past December, but Sonnen was removed from the bout when it was announced he would coach TUF opposite light heavyweight champ Jon Jones (via LA Times).

Shortly after the news was announced in October, Griffin took a swipe at Sonnen on an episode of UFC Tonight (via 

“I’m actually happy that I’m not fighting him now because watching his fights was so boring and tedious,” Griffin told correspondent Ariel Helwani. “I don’t blame Chael for taking this fight. Why work your way to the top if you can talk your way to the top?”

After getting blown out by "Bones" at UFC 159 this past Saturday, Sonnen has announced he has no plans to retire and has his sights set on a grudge match with PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva (via MMA Fighting). 

As of early Thursday afternoon, Sonnen is yet to respond to Griffin's remark. 

Griffin is currently 3-1 in his past four bouts, though he's been on the shelf for 10 months following a close decision victory over Tito Ortiz at UFC 148 in July due to an MCL/ACL injury (via MMA Weekly). 

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt's lone setback since August 2009 was a brutal knockout against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 134 in August 2011, a fighter he had previously submitted. 

On the other hand, following his loss to Jones, Sonnen is just 2-3 in his past five bouts with each loss being a UFC title fight. 

With both competitors clearly out of the 205-pound vision's title picture, would Griffin vs. Sonnen II be a fun fight the fans want to see happen?


John Heinis is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA Editor for and contributes MMA videos to The Young Turks Sports Show.