Madden Curse Turns into UFC Curse

Madden Curse Turns into UFC Curse

Forrest Griffin may have fallen victim to the newest Madden UFC curse. If you happened to watch UFC 101, you may have seen Forrest Griffin get dominated in perhaps the greatest of fashions.

Forrest looked like a sparring partner for Anderson Silva. Silva utterly dominated him and blocked or countered almost every shot, finishing him in the first round. Not only did he finish him, but really out fought him. It reminded me of a cat toying with a mouse, especially after actually helping him up after knocking him down during the first round.

Many believe that the famed Madden curse has ended many a football career, but could it have crossed into the MMA realm? Perhaps since Madden isn’t in this years rendition of the football game that beared his name, his bad mojo has transcended to the world of UFC and MMA?

Did the Madden curse move over to UFC 2009 Undisputed? Who knows, but if I was a fighter I wouldn’t want the cover for next years game. Some are even going as far as to ask for Forrest to be stripped of the cover, this would go beyond even the Madden curse.

Even though there was another cover for our Candian friends with George St. Pierre, we can remember that during his last fight he suffered a groin pull during the third round. Even though he did beat Thiago Alves he was in intense pain, more proof of the new UFC curse and it’s reach.

What do you think? It is all specualtion, but we will see once the fighter for 2010 gets named and something terrible occurs. Long live the curse.

15 responses to “Madden Curse Turns into UFC Curse”

  1. PJ says:

    Al, sparring partners don’t get toyed with the way Silva did Forrest.

    It was like a highschooler fighting a preschooler. Forrest looked way out of his element against Silva.

  2. Dragnipur says:

    Hmmm … I think that your grasping at straws here … and by doing so you are completely stripping Anderson Silva the recognition for a battle well fought!
    You are not inside the mind of Forrest and therefore are not qualified to say what state of mind he had before, and during the bout!

    Forrest just got beat…and that’s that!

  3. Al Zamora says:

    Don’t get me wrong, Anderson Silva is a great fighter and he outclassed Griffin. My article is not to take away from him at all. It is more a light hearted take on the Madden curse and what happened at UFC 101.

  4. odub says:

    Doesnt the Madden curse have to do with the Cover athelete? Forrest was NOT the cover athelete for UFC: Undistputed it was GSP, and GSP actually won his last match on July.11th, so…

  5. musashi says:

    I don’t think it is the madden curse, as griffen got beat good. maybe if he got injured before the fight or something else it would be the curse ;P

  6. Al Zamora says:

    @ musashi – I see what your saying. I like your name too! Old school. lol

  7. JimmeyHolms says:

    Its more like a Fight Night Curse.
    Round 1 Roy Jones loses to Tarver and Glenn Johnson
    Round 2 B. Hopkins loses to Jermain Taylor Twice.
    Round 3 Gatti and Mickey Ward retire after bad losses and del la hoya loses to Mayweather.
    I just hope Ali and Tyson don’t die.

  8. koloco9 says:

    was Bisbing on the cover in the UK? If so you may be on to something.

  9. Scott says:

    To add even more to it, its been reported that he broke his jaw or was dislocated during the fight. He wasn’t seen around after the fight for any post interviews no one could find him.

  10. jay says:

    a little premature dont you think. its the first cover. n forrest wasnt expected 2 win. its silva he was fighting.any1 who thinks otherwise must not know silva. now can we wait at least 5 covers before we staft calling out curses.why did u even write this article 4?

  11. Tone says:

    Jay, and others taking this article completely without any sense of humour, it’s a tongue in cheek article. He doesn’t really believe Forrest was cursed by appearing on the cover of a computer game. Are you people really that dense? ‘Dense’ means ‘stupid’ in this context; I realise most humans have a similar sort of physical density.

  12. Al Zamora says:

    @ Tone – Bonus points to you for having a sense of humor. Just wait until you guys see my article on the Boogie man and how he wrecked Xbox Live. LOL

  13. PJ says:

    @koloco9
    Nope, Griffin is on the UK cover also, but every review in UK showed a screenshot of Bisping, if that counts for anything. *shrugs*

  14. koloco9 says:

    I didn’t think so, I was just playing along. Everybody gets a loss at some point.