Posts tagged: Forrest


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 »


Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Forest Griffin have been squared up to face each other when both fighters go head to head at the UFC 134.

Mauricio who lost his debut match in the UFC to Griffin will once again get the chance to make things even. UFC president Dana has confirmed the crunch encounter between the duo. The match slated for Brazil would see Mauricio enjoy a bit of home advantage, as he would be fighting in his native country.

The first match between this two stars saw Griffin snatch away victory by way of submission, however, Rua at that time was only making his debut at the UFC. Things have now changed with Rua becoming a household name. Hence, the Griffin shouldn’t be expecting an easy ride like he did some four years ago.

The Brazilian champ lost his light heavyweight belt to Jon Jones in March having claimed the belt from Lyoto Machida by some sensational knockout the UFC will always remember. Read more »

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 »

Forrest Griffin retired from MMA, now check out his entire UFC retirement ceremony right here

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Forrest Griffin – Ultimate Fighter Finale 6

On  The Ultimate Fighter 6 finale after becoming one of the most famous wrestlers of the UFC,  Forrest Griffin was announced as  not only the number one contender for the Light Heavyweight title, but also one of the coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 7 by Dana White. During that season all fighters of Team Forrest made it into the finals consisting of Jesse Taylor and Amir Sadollah.

Griffin was also the co-host of 25 Toughest Moments in The Ultimate Fighter with Stephan Bonnar and Dana White on 20th June 2008. He fought the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson on 5th July 2008 and won the bout on unanimous decision. He then went on to become the Undisputed UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Forrest Griffin failed in his first title defense at UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 at the hands of undefeated challenger Rashad Evans which handed him his third loss after entering the UFC. During the fight he broke his hand and was sidelined for several months. After recovering from the injury Griffin signed on to fight pound-for-pound stalwart Anderson Silva at UFC 101. He was knocked out in the bout and it was his most humiliating defeat in UFC.

Griffin accepted a rematch against Tito Ortiz at UFC 106 where he won the battle by split decision, showing superior striking skills and a stronger ground game than in their previous fight. He locked horns against former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin on February 5, 2011 at UFC 126 and knocked him down in the second round. Griffin again faced Tito Ortiz at UFC 148 in their deciding rubber where he won the fight via a 29-28 unanimous decision out-striking Ortiz 2:1.

On 26th May 2013 Forrest Griffin announced his retirement from UFC citing chronic injuries as the reason for his decision. He along with Stephan Bonnar were inducted  into the UFC Hall of Fame on 6th July later that year.

EA Sports UFC – Online Championship Title Fight – Forrest Griffin VS Alexander Gustafsson (ME)

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