UFC Quick Quote: 'Relaxed' Forrest Griffin hoping to make contact on August 8

"I don’t know if you’re going to get Anderson out of his game. He’s a cool, calm, relaxed guy. Very focused. He seems to have a good plan for every fight and sticks to it. I think what you can’t do is be a big slow guy that follows him around. (You can’t) be too aggressive about trying to attack him. He’s still a great counter-fighter. And that’s why his last fight wasn’t so exciting, because he’s a tough guy to attack, you know? But you gotta come in smart and just try to land punches. Not big ones. Little ones. Just land something. Just make contact. And stay as loose and relaxed as he does."

--Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin talks Anderson Silva during Tuesday’s UFC 101: "Declaration" media conference call. The two meet up at the Wachovia Center on August 8 in Philadelphia, Pa., in what will be the middleweight champion’s second foray into the UFC’s 205-pound division. Griffin compared the difference between training for a fighter with "incredible" reach like "The Spider" against training for a fighter with "explosive inside power" like his last opponent, Rashad Evans. He did however, stop short of giving too much away and promised, "If I had a game plan, I’d be a genius and tell you about it right now."

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