Forrest Griffin Video Rating: 4 / five
Forrest Griffin is a professional Mixed Martial Artist from the United States of America and is currently contracted to the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC, the premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion in the world where he has been a former UFC Light Heavyweight champion. Griffin is a former police officer from Georgia and his first claim to fame was when he was signed to take part in the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC’s reality television show to identify the next big talent.
Griffin defeated Stephen Bonnar in the final match-up of the season to be crowned the winner of The Ultimate Fighter and was immediately given a contract with the UFC. Many cite the fight between Bonnar and Griffin as the one fight which made the UFC a household name that it is now. Griffin began training in martial arts while he was still in college and while he was serving as a law enforcement officer, Forrest Griffin saw Mixed Martial Arts as an alternative career.
Soon after, Griffin gave up his day job to pursue a career in Mixed Martial Arts and he fought in several independent promotions before he made that big splash on The Ultimate Fighter. But very soon, he got the chance to be a part of the Spike TV reality TV show and his career has been on up ever since then.
Dana White, the president of the UFC, credited the fight between Bonnar and Griffin at the finale of The Ultimate Fighter as the most important one in the UFC’s history. And as a result of his contributions to making the UFC a household name, the UFC has always given Forrest Griffin a fair share of its fortune. He is also one of three winners of The Ultimate Fighter to win a UFC gold.
Forrest Griffin Online video Score: four / five
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Light Heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin is taking things slow as he recuperates from a knee injury and is targeting the second half of the current year for making his competitive return to the UFC. Griffin, who has a professional record of 19-7 and a UFC record of 10-5 hasn’t stepped inside the UFC Octagon since a hard fought decision victory over former nemesis Tito Ortiz in what was the veteran’s last match in the promotion.
Griffin was scheduled to take on Phil Davis on the December 29th event at UFC 155 but a freak training injury on his knee ruled him out of the match. It was later revealed that he had suffered an ACL strain and an MCL tear, and that meant that he wouldn’t be able to compete at least for the foreseeable future. Forrest Griffin did undergo surgery to accelerate the healing process but keeping in mind he is 33 years old, the injury hasn’t healed quite yet and according to the doctors, it will take another six to seven months for him to return to action.
Griffin posted the news of his recovery himself on the popular social networking website Twitter where he stated that the doctors he has been consulting have mentioned that the knee is healing fine but he will still need another six to seven months for it to be back to normal and bear the burden of a fight.
The Ultimate Fighter winner was on a 3-1 run, having registered two wins against Tito Ortiz and another against Rich Franklin and a loss to Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua before he was shelved. But with the injury, Forrest Griffin is in danger of not being able to fight for one whole year for the second time in his career
Forrest Griffin Video clip Rating: three / 5