My son Adam and I are huge UFC fans. And when we heard that UFC 'Hall of Famer', Forrest Griffin was coming in to promote Bangor's first UFC experience at the Cross Insurance Center, we couldn't help but have a little fun. Thanks to my son for coming in to help out.

For the record, I absolve Forrest Griffin and the UFC for any harm that comes my way for asking that I be put in a choke hold. I quickly found out that what you see on television is serious business, and should never be attempted without professional assistance and training.

God bless you, Forrest. We are looking forward to August 16 at the Cross Insurance Center.

Tickets for the event are available at, 1-800-745-3000, and at the Cross Insurance Center box office on Main St. in Bangor.

Now watch me endure a refined technique called the choke hold: