Forrest Griffin and Rich Franklin are two of the most likable and popular fighters in the sport, and they happen to get along too, so don’t expect much in the way of trash-talking as they prepare to lock horns in the co-main event of UFC 126 on Saturday night.
Instead it seems the two are happier to joke around pre-fight as is the case in the latest promo video released by the UFC.
“Me and Rich have kinda been competing for the same image for a couple of years,” Griffin says. “So, I think the loser of this fight should get a tattoo – ruin our image.”
“I get mistaken for Forrest quite a bit,” Franklin admits, “So, if the loser had to get a tattoo of the winner, that’d be pretty bad! [laughs]”
“I think the loser should have to get like a big flaming dragon tattoo, or something just hideous,” Griffin suggests.
“Where exactly? On the small of my back?” says Frankin, sounding a little concerned now. “Well I’m suggesting he gets a butterfly then,” he adds with a mischievous grin.
Of course they are more than likely just kidding around, but it would be pretty sweet if they did, so we’re going to cling onto the small hope that this is actually going to go down.
Check out the video below.