Forrest Griffin is a famous American MMA fighter and former UFC light heavyweight champion. His name was announced in the UFC Hall of Fame in 2013. Currently, he is working as the Vice President of Athlete Development at the UFC Performance Institute. He was also a Georgian. Forrest Griffin is a millionaire. As of now, his net worth is $7 million.
Height and weight
Forrest Griffin is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 205 pounds. He played in the heavyweight division from 2001 to 2003 and the light heavyweight division from 2003 to 2012. His reaching distance is 77 inches. His stance is Orthodox
Forrest Griffin was born on July 1, 1979, in Columbus, Ohio, US. At an early age, he went to the Evans Comprehensive High School in Augusta, Georgia. He completed his college career at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens.
Professional Fighting Career
In his fighting career, Forrest Griffin was connected with the Throwdown Training Center and the Xtreme Couture training organization. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Robert Drysdale. He was active in MM from 2001 to 2012.
In the MMA, he appeared in a total of 26 games. Among the games, he won 19 (knockout- 4, submission- 6, decision- 9) and lost 7 (knockout- 5, decision- 2).
After a glorious career, on May 26, 2013, he announced his retirement from MMA, citing chronic injuries as the reason for his decision.
Forrest Griffin- MMA Statistics (Win/Loss)
|WIN||Tito Ortiz||UFC 148 – Silva vs. Sonnen 2|
|LOSS||Mauricio Rua||UFC 134 – Silva vs. Okami|
|WIN||Rich Franklin||UFC 126 – Silva vs. Belfort|
|WIN||Tito Ortiz||UFC 106 – Ortiz vs. Griffin 2|
|LOSS||Anderson Silva||UFC 101 – Declaration|
|LOSS||Rashad Evans||UFC 92 – The Ultimate 2008|
|WIN||Quinton Jackson||UFC 86 – Jackson vs. Griffin|
|WIN||Mauricio Rua||UFC 76 – Knockout|
|WIN||Hector Ramirez||UFC 72 – Victory|
|LOSS||Keith Jardine||UFC 66 – Liddell vs. Ortiz 2|
|WIN||Stephan Bonnar||UFC 62 – Liddell vs. Sobral|
|LOSS||Tito Ortiz||UFC 59 – Reality Check|
|WIN||Elvis Sinosic||UFC 55 – Fury|
|WIN||Bill Mahood||UFC 53 – Heavy Hitters|
|WIN||Stephan Bonnar||UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale|
|WIN||Edson Ramos||Heat FC 2 – Evolution|
|LOSS||Jeremy Horn||IFC – Global Domination|
|WIN||Chael Sonnen||IFC – Global Domination|
|WIN||Ebenezer Fontes Braga||Heat FC 1 – Genesis|
|WIN||Steve Sayegh||KOTC 20 – Crossroads|
|WIN||Travis Fulton||CC 1 – Halloween Heat|
|WIN||Jeff Monson||WEFC 1 – Bring It On|
|WIN||Kent Hensley||ISCF – Battle at the Brewery|
|WIN||Jason Braswell||RSF 7 – Animal Instinct|
|WIN||Wiehan Lesh||Pride and Honor – Pride and Honor|
|LOSS||Dan Severn||RSF 5 – New Blood Conflict|
Fight History – Pro Exhibition
|WIN||Sam Hoger||UFC – The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Semifinals|
|WIN||Alex Schoenauer||UFC – The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Elimination Bouts|
Fight History – Amateur
|WIN||Kevin Jordan||GT – Gauntlet Trials 3|
|WIN||Kevin Brooks||GT – Gauntlet Trials 3|
|WIN||Keith Blizzard||ISCF – Submission Fighting Open 7|
|WIN||Jimmy Jennings||ISCF – Submission Fighting Open 7|
|WIN||Keith Blizzard||ISCF – Submission Fighting Open 6|
|WIN||Sean Gray||ISCF – Submission Fighting Open 6|
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Written Two Books
He is also the author of two books, “2009’s Got Fight? 50 Zen Principles of Hand-to-Face Combat” and “2010s Be Ready When the Shit Goes Down: A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse.” Both books became popular.
Success and Recognition
Forrest Griffin got a few honors in his professional career. The details of his achievements are given below.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
- 1x Submission of the Night
- 5x Fight of the Night
- The Ultimate Fighter: Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner
- 1x UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
- UFC Hall of Fame (Modern-Era Wing)
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- 2008 Fight of the Year
- 2005 Fight of the Year
Fighting Spirit Magazine
- 2006 Fight of the Year
- 2007 Upset of the Year
Wife and Child
Forrest Griffin is a married person. He dated his girlfriend, Jaime Logiudice, for a long time. He married her in 2009. Their conjugal life was blessed with a daughter in September 2011.