Chad Griggs was brought into Strikeforce last August to be a lamb to slaughter for Bobby Lashley. Thing is, Griggs saw it differently, and on Saturday night at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum in Dallas, he racked up his third consecutive victory for the promotion.
Now, with his win over Valentijn Overeem at the American Airlines Center, Griggs is one of the top heavyweights on the sidelines waiting in case one of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix fighters is unable to continue.
In just 2:08, Griggs pounded Overeem into submission.
After the fight, he spoke with Showtime Sports’ Heidi Androl about his unlikely success in Strikeforce and dispatching Overeem, the older brother of heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.