Gladiator Challenge 42, September 10th, 2005 - An 8-0 upstart named Urijah Faber stepped into the cage against rookie Tyson Griffin, just 2-0 at the time. Faber was the King of the Cage bantamweight champion and was already a noted prospect. Griffin was a relative unknown. About a second into round 3, Griffin dropped Faber with a straight right and pounded him out at the five second mark. It was Faber's first loss in MMA.
Fast-forward to today. Faber, a former WEC champion and one of the most recognizable faces in the UFC, was a guest on Joe Rogan's podcast and was discussing the fight. Griffin, who was released by the UFC last year and now fights for the RFA, apparently wasn't happy with what Faber had to say:
Faber responded by apparently mocking a recent Griffin tweet:
And the race was on. Sort of.
After telling a follower that he had "the truth" (a unedited tape of the fight), he responded to Faber:
@urijahfaber I never liked attention! Just thought it was interesting what you decided to talk about & what you decided to leave out.— Tyson Griffin (@TysonGriffin) September 24, 2012
And Faber fired back:
@tysongriffin sweet, it was a long interview. I'll have to re listen to ur part.— Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) September 24, 2012
@tysongriffin pretty sure i could care less— Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) September 24, 2012
Faber then corrected his "could" to a "couldn't". That seemed to get Griffin's attention, who then went on the defensive and complimented Faber:
Keeping it real & being 100% honest has & will always be a goal of mine @urijahfaber. I just added some new goals to my list.— Tyson Griffin (@TysonGriffin) September 24, 2012
I harbor no hard feelings @urijahfaber. It wasn't a matter of caring.Was a matter of an 8 hour drive with nothing to do.— Tyson Griffin (@TysonGriffin) September 24, 2012
All's well that ends well, I guess.