Forrest Griffin is an American retired mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2013 and currently serves as the Vice President of Athlete Development at the UFC Performance Institute. Griffin, a former Georgia police officer, first rose to prominence after winning the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. In the tournament finals, he defeated Stephan Bonnar, which is widely credited as sparking the success of the UFC.
|Born:||July 01, 1979, Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Division:||Light Heavyweight (2003–2012), Heavyweight (2001–2003)|
|Reach:||77 in (195.58 cm)|
|Fighting out of:||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Team:||Throwdown Training Center, Xtreme Couture|
|Rank:||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Robert Drysdale|
|University:||University of Georgia|
|Twitter:||Forrest Griffin's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Forrest Griffin's IMDb|
About Forrest Griffin
Former UFC light heavyweight champion whose MMA career spanned from 2001 to 2013. He compiled a professional record of 19-7.
Forrest Griffin Before Fame
He was a campus security guard with no insurance when he took a chance and tried out for the Ultimate Fighter.
Achievement of Forrest Griffin
He rose to fame when he won the reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV.
Forrest Griffin Family Life
He married Jaime Logiudice on September 18, 2009. Two years later the couple gave birth to their first child.
Associations of Forrest Griffin
He defeated Stephan Bonnar in a fight that is widely considered one of the best and most important fights in UFC history.
Information related to Forrest Griffin
- Mixed martial artists from Georgia (U.S. state)
- The Ultimate Fighter winners
- Mixed martial artists from Ohio
- Ultimate Fighting Championship champions
- Sportspeople from Augusta, Georgia
- People awarded a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
- Light heavyweight mixed martial artists
- Sportspeople from Columbus, Ohio
- American practitioners of Brazilian jiu-jitsu