14 Facts About Forrest Griffin

1. Forrest Griffin was born on July 1, 1979 and is an American retired mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

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2. Forrest Griffin served as a patrol officer with the University of Georgia police.

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3. Forrest Griffin trained at The HardCore Gym in Athens for seven years under Adam and Rory Singer.

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4. Forrest Griffin is an MMA instructor at Throwdown Training Center and Robert Drysdale Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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5. Forrest Griffin is known for a fight with Edson Paradeo, in which Edson broke Griffin's left arm with what appeared to be a badly blocked roundhouse kick aimed at the body.

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6. At UFC 76, Forrest Griffin fought against PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Champion Mauricio Rua.

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7. Forrest Griffin won by rear naked choke at 4:45 of round three.

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8. Forrest Griffin required surgery after the fight due to a shoulder injury that was sustained before the bout.

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9. On June 20, 2008, Forrest Griffin co-hosted the 25 Tuffest Moments in The Ultimate Fighter with Stephan Bonnar and Dana White.

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10. On July 5, 2008, Forrest Griffin fought the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

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11. When Mark Coleman got injured and had to drop out of his matchup against Tito Ortiz, Forrest Griffin accepted a rematch against Ortiz at UFC 106.

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12. Forrest Griffin wore white and black fight shorts instead of his trademark tan shorts for the fight.

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13. Forrest Griffin faced former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin on February 5, 2011 at UFC 126.

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14. Forrest Griffin hoped to return from injury by the end of 2013.

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