After a first round submission victory over Jens Pulver back at WEC 41, Josh Grispi decided that he simply had to do something about an ankle injury that had followed him the majority of his career. Grispi sat down with Dan Duggan of BostonHerald.com to discuss his ascension in the sport, along with the surgery that has halted his progress for the moment.
"I couldn't even walk before I fought Jens (Pulver). I was like 'I can't be fighting these guys with a bum ankle.' There's no point. You have to get to 100 percent. I've never fought any of my fights 100 percent. I don't think anyone really does, but I've been pretty bad with my ankle."
Grispi went on to discuss the fact that, even though he may be out of action due to rehabilitation from his surgery, he is thrilled to still garner positive attention from the mixed martial arts community.
"I'm happy that people are still talking about me. I think I can compete with anybody in the 145-pound division. I'm not scared of anyone. I don't think anyone can throw anything I haven't seen or haven't trained for."
Grispi has had a tremendous start to his WEC career, going a perfect 3-0, with wins over Jens Pulver, Micah Miller, and Mark Hominick. "The Fluke" has never gone past the first round in his WEC career. In fact, his last two fights did not even age one minute, as Grispi managed to finish Micah Miller and Jens Pulver in 50 seconds and 33 seconds, respectively.
However, Grispi will have to wait a little bit longer before he can attempt to continue his rampage through the WEC featherweight division, as the rehabilitation process continues. But for now, "The Fluke" is happy with the attention he's receiving while he sits on the sidelines.