Posts tagged: Griffin

UFC OPEN PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE IN LAS VEGAS

UFC has opened a Performance Institute in Las Vegas worth $12 million.


About 300 fighters were given a tour of the facility at a retreat, according to reports.

“This place is your house. This facility is open to everybody. You can start or end your camp here,” the president Dana White said to the crowd. He said it was the “best training facility here on planet Earth.”

The facility is supervised by former fighter turned company Vice President Forrest Griffin. It has medical and nutrition staff, strength and conditioning experts and others. The facility has a full size octagon boxing ring and wrestling mat for the fighters.

The fighters would have full access to weights and water treadmills, high altitude simulator and cardio equipment with no usage fees. The 15-acre site is quite a marvel to behold. The full campus is not available and the employees only just moved in. Read more »

UFC’S RASHAD EVANS NOT READY TO SAY GOODBYE

Most athletes who have been in the game for quite some time do not know the right time to say goodbye to the sport which they have so far loved and participated actively in.


For Rashad Evans of the UFC, it’s almost the same feeling, as they refuse to accept the inevitable aging that comes as they grow older.

However, a few others are able to soon gain that insight as the end draws nearer. And then they begin to hope they fought much more.

“Looking back, I wish that I had fought more,” Evans said. “It’s a window, a short one. You don’t have a lot of time to do this, and it’s something that I really love.

The year 2016 was not a very good one for Evans, as it was in that same year he lost his second straight match, and an MRI scan suggested that his time was finally over in the cage. Read more »

Forrest Griffin To Coach Ultimate Fighter Season 3

Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell are getting back to what they do best. Both are considered retired fighters of UFC Hall of Farmers.


The third season of The Ultimate Fighter is coming up. Griffin and Liddell have been associated with TUF from the very beginning. As a result, when the Latin America season was announced on Monday both have been chosen to coach for the same. Griffin had been one of the early stars of the series. He had been part of the Liddell team. That season he had been able to claim their crown. Stephan Bonnar was defeated by him in a battle that was considered memorable. At that time when the interest of the general public was waning in the UFC, that fight helped to bring back interest among the fans once again. Now that Griffin has retired, he does different jobs as ambassador of the sport that he was a part of. He returns in the coaching role is sure to work well for him.
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Forrest Griffin Geared Up To Coach Latin America 3

The winner of The Ultimate Fighter, Forest Griffin still remains a favorite player for his fans and has been chosen as the coach along with Chuck Liddell for The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 which will be aired in August.


Forrest Griffin, a former mixed martial artist from America and a former police officer in Georgia defeated Stephan Bonnar during the first UFC. He had also served as a coach with Quinton Jackson on The Ultimate Fighter 7. The two famous personalities Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell are geared up to train their fighters in order to prove their worth.

Griffin is very excited to take part in The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 and he knows how competitive Chuck Liddell is and hence has all plans to put in his best efforts for the game. He is also thrilled with the fact that in Latin America, the UFC is still new and he wants to take every single opportunity to help the sport to grow in there. Forest Griffin has been the winner of the first UFC at lightweight and had tried hard to win the UFC championship for heavyweight as well. Read more »

Chael Sonnen feels Anderson should not have denied wrongdoing

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC fighter Chael Sonnen knows a hing or two about failed drugs test.

The former UFC Middleweight saw his career come to an abrupt halt after he failed a dope test in 2010 and his career was ended by two more random dope test failures last year. And while being a repeat offender did not help him keep his job with the promotion, his honesty about what really happened ensured that he saved his face and went out with his head held high.

And now, the American’s former nemesis Anderson Silva finds himself in a similarly precarious situation. Silva made his much awaited return to the UFC Octagon last July with a win over Nick Diaz but he failed a pre-fight drugs test for the use of two banned substances.

Unlike Sonnen, Silva has throughout maintained his innocence and denied any wrongdoing and according to Chael Sonnen, that was the wrong thing to do. Read more »

A Source Says That Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao Have Agreed To A Fight

Even though the fight has not been finalized yet, the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is going to be nothing less than a mega fight. The venue has been already decided and according to an anonymous source, the agreement between the two fighters have been worked out and the contract that will make the very much awaited fight is only seven to ten days away now.

As reported by the Inquisitr last week, Bob Arum, the promoter of Manny told them of some talks going on between the two clubs. As per the quotes of a secret source, the Los Angeles Times newspaper said that it was a boxing official who reported this and that if true, it would be one of the most encouraging piece of news to come out so far after the endless negotiations going on for the Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao fight that basically started in 2009. Read more »