Originally written on MMA Manifesto  |  Last updated 7/5/12



Forrest Griffin

Vitals

6'3" 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
77" reach, Orthodox
July 1, 1978

Record

18-7 (UFC: 9-5)

Current Streak

1 straight loss

Training

Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2008 (no successful title defenses)



Strengths

- aggressive brawler
- lands a lot of strikes
- fearless
- very good ground game & submissions
- has never lost via submission in his career
- experienced
- good at mixing up his striking (punches,kicks,etc)
- tons of heart
- great cardio
- grinds out wins


Weaknesses

- appears to be nearing the end of his career
- motivation/desire to be great seems to have waned
- susceptible to (T)KOs 
- can get caught up in crazy brawling
- not a very accurate striker
- poor takedowns & takedown defense success rates
- doesn't finish fights
- lacks KO power


Synopsis

Is the end of Forrest Griffin's MMA career imminent?  At the very least, his time as a top light heavyweight appear to be.

 
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