Griggs Will Look to His Experience Against Villante

By Thomas Volkert

People might have thought Chad Griggs was brought into Strikeforce to be a stepping stone for rising upstart Bobbly Lashley, but Griggs had other ideas. Griggs was able to emerge victorious over Lashley and will now make his second appearance for Strikeforce when he takes on Gianpiero Villante at Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva on Saturday as part of the nights Main Card.

Griggs, an IFL Veteran sporting a 9-1 record will look to make the most of the opportunity presented to him and try to secure himself a position as a reserve fighter for the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. While Griggs had mentioned before that he would have liked to drop to Light Heavyweight, he’ll be looking to continue his winning ways within the Heavyweight division.

“I’m just going with it. It’s been working so far. No question guys are getting bigger, but whatever Strikeforce wants me to do, is what I’m going to do,” Griggs told us at the Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva press conference on Wednesday.

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