The thin gray line
MMA fighters can tap out, but ducking danger in other sports is more complicated
The body has taken leave of its senses but not its will. It is unable to fight but unwilling to show it. Somehow the prone man, his back flat to the canvas with another man on top of him, appears poised to strike, despite being suspended in a state of semicomatose stupefaction. As you will see, this condition -- the proneness, the semialertness, the not-really-there-ness -- presents a significant problem for Forrest Griffin.
How could this happen? How could a 205-pound ...
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ESPN The Magazine: May 16, 2011