Forrest Griffin Retires From The UFC

Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Forrest Griffin during a light heavyweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Regarded as one of the best UFC Light Heavyweight fighters and the “Original Ultimate Fighter” Forrest Griffin has decided to retire from Mixed Martial Arts and from the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

After the conclusion of UFC 160 and during the UFC 160 Press Conference UFC President Dana White took the stand announced to the MMA world that Forrest will be retiring from the company. After Dana White announced the retirement of Griffin, Forrest Griffin took the stand.

“It’s been a good eight years, I guess,” Griffin said. “Biggest thing I’ve learned … when [UFC president] Dana White says retire otherwise you will blow your knee out,”

Dana White continued to add that Forrest Griffin will be staying with the UFC working behind the scenes with the company kind of like what Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell is currently doing for the company.

Forrest Griffin during his UFC career has left us with epic battles with top contenders such as the greatest bout if UFC history his debut against Stephan Bonnar (2x), Tito Ortiz (3x), Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rich Franklin.

Griffin also won the UFC Light Heavyweight championship one time in his career defeating Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 86.

He retires from Mixed Martial Arts with 19-7 win-loss record. Everyone here at wish Forrest Griffin the very best in his future.

Topics: Dana White, Forrest Griffin, MMA, UFC, Ufc 160

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