Forrest Griffin Retires from MMA

Forrest Griffin

 

Forrest Griffin

  • 19-7 MMA / 10-5 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rampage Jackson, Tito Ortiz (x2), Rich Franklin

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin announced his retirement from the sport in a special press conference following UFC 160. Lingering injuries that have forced him out of scheduled fights this past year, were the main reasoning behind his decision.

Griffin will always be known for making the UFC what it is today, thanks to his epic three round war with Stephan Bonnar at the first Ultimate Fighter finale back in April of 2005. He became the UFC 205-pound champion in July of 2008, after beating Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson by unanimous decision at UFC 86. Griffin would end up losing the belt to Rashad Evans in his first title defense, by third round TKO. Other notable wins in Forrest Griffin’s career include a submission victory over Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and two decision wins over Tito Ortiz.

Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar will be the next two inductees into the UFC Hall of Fame at the next UFC Fan Expo leading up to UFC 162 in July.

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