There was nothing wrong with this version of Shogun. And in fact he looked better than the one who fought Coleman, Jones, Hendo, Vera, and Gus. He wasn't carrying around a bunch of fat, he was light on his toes, kicks and punches had a lot of snap, very active off of his back, going for takedowns full force non stop, and working his ass off inside Forrests guard. The only thing you can say is perhaps his cardio wasn't as good as it normally is but even then I'm not sure, he always gasses. The thing is....Forrest did EXCELLENT. He outstruck him the feet in round 1(slightly) and completely nullified Shoguns ground n pound. He forced Shogun to use all of his energy just trying to pass guard. He made Shogun fight for takedowns and work from his back. Plus he gave as well as he got on the feet. No one had pushed him like that at this point in his career, even Lil Nog. So lets put this myth to rest. That was NOT the worst version of Shogun like so many try and claim and Forrest didn't overachieve. Its time to give Forrest Griffin his props for an elite performance against the #1 LHW in the world.