"I was actually the one that let the UFC know that I was ready to get back in there right away if any of the upcoming lightweights fighting got injured, so I was ready, stayed in shape and got back in the gym a week after the (UFC 115) fight and kept the ball rolling. I don't really need much time to prepare. It's not like Gomi's got anything spectacular about him. He's just a hard-nosed fighter and aggressive. I've dealt with that a lot. I think that's a perfect matchup for me. (It’s) not necessarily the loss, (I’m) just disappointed with my performance and just making simple mistakes ... I'd rather be beaten than lose the fight and I feel like I lost the fight against Dunham just being stupid and forcing myself out of similar positions when he's on my back and kind of expecting him to choose a different option and him going for something else. I want to erase that out of my head and the fans’ memories as well."
Hot-and-cold UFC lightweight Tyson Griffin tells Sherdog.com that he hopes to purge the bad memories of his disappointing split decision loss to Evan Dunham at UFC 115 back on June 12 in Vancouver by roughing up promotion sophomore Takanori Gomi when they collide at UFC on Versus 2 this Sunday in San Diego. "The Fireball Kid" burned out against Kenny Florian in his Zuffa debut and will get no favors from Griffin, who stepped in on short notice to replace the injured Joe Stevenson. Will you believe in Tyson Griffin if he can stop the Japanese import?