As usual, Bobby Lashley has been tacked onto another Strikeforce card and Chad Griggs has been specially drafted into the organization to fight him. Let’s run Chad through the can-o-meter to see where he rates:
Good sign: Griggs has an 8-1 record featuring a lot of quick knockouts, many in the first three minutes of his fights.
Bad sign: He was mainly active back in 2006 / 2007, with only a single fight since then in mid-2009 (against an 0-0 opponent).
Bad sign: Only two of his opponents have records above .500
Bad sign: He’s another Strikeforce virgin brought in to face Lashley.
Conclusion: Okay, sure the paintjob doesn’t hold up to closer inspection, but at least Griggs has a decent record, he’s capable of finishing fights, and he’s not going to show up with a pot belly. If Lashley would just shut his dumb face and stop saying crap like “Gimme Fedor!”, then Griggs would be a decent second fight to build him up in Strikeforce. As it stands though, we’re all very aware this is a build up job and we’re sick of that crap, especially since it’s quite obvious the only thing it’s building up is a shameful Lashley / Batista fight on PPV.