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The Ultimate Fighter Episode 3 preview: Time for the rematch

Rematches are always tricky business when it comes to fighting. An epic war the first time around certainly doesn't guarantee anything in a second fight just ask Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar about that.  A one-sided knockout doesn't necessarily guarantee the second fight will go the same way -- ask Matt Serra and Georges St-Pierre about that.  And sometimes things...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA: American Psycho Returns

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 27, 2014) – The Bellator Light Heavyweight division has seen a new arrival as fan favorite Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar (15-8) has agreed to terms on a new Bellator contract. Fighting in front of millions on Spike TV against the likes of James Irvin, Keith Jardine, Rashad Evans and an iconic showdown with Forrest Griffin, Bonnar has established...
Via BadCulture
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephan Bonnar Out of Retirement, Fighting in Bellator

After retiring two years following a crushing at the hands of Anderson Silva, Stephan Bonnar (15-8) is coming out of retirement.  But the UFC Hall of Famer is fighting with the promotion and is instead joining Bellator where he has signed a multi-fight agreement and could also be a commentator for the company. And Bonnar is already calling out the guy he wants to fight: Tito Ortiz...
Via Between The Ropes
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephan Bonnar: From UFC Hall of fame to Bellator fighter

Stephan Bonnar getting ready to come out of his corner for another grueling round. There is a place that UFC veterans go when their services are no longer needed inside of the octagon. Like when dogs pass away they all get to go to heaven, UFC’s fighters, retired or no longer relevant, all go to Bellator. Their newest addition is UFC hall of famer and retiree, Stephan Bonnar. The...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC fight night Dublin: The Irish are taking over

Some events in MMA are just flat out unforgettable. We all remember where we were when Forrest Griffin and Stephen Bonnar went toe to toe for the first Ultimate Fighter finale. Every fight fan can remember where they were when Chris Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva. And every fight fan will remember where they were when Ireland took over the UFC. To call it a take over is putting...
Via isportsweb.com
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 174 ‘Embedded’ Episodes 1-4 (Videos)

Not unlike the first go-round of the ultra popular brand spankin’ new series from our buddies at the UFC, the co-main eventers are the focus. We also get a whole lot of Dana White, and some fun times with UFC HOF’ers Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin and EA Sports UFC. Looking to get hyped for UFC 174? Catch up on the first four episodes of ‘Embedded’ below.
Via Fight Booth
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Griffin-Bonnar makes MMA mainstream

The UFC was on life support. Mixed martial arts as a whole was suffering, stigmatized by its no-holds-barred past and labeled as "human cockfighting" by Senator John McCain, and the biggest organization in North America, the Ultimate Fighting Championship was barely staying afloat. In a last ditch effort to change the company's fortunes, the UFC entered into the booming...
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Forrest Griffin says Wanderlei Silva hit him the hardest

I miss Forrest Griffin. Sure, his fights weren’t the most technical, which some people really care about, but I thought Forrest was at least a somewhat original outspoken voice in the land of PR-speak leading up to fight day. Simply put: Forrest is a funny guy. So yeah. BJ Penn and Forrest are touring around the country, doing UFC open mics, and Gamma Labs caught a short but hilarious...
Via Fight Hub TV
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar belongs in the UFC Hall of Fame

Thank you to the UFC for inducting Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin and opening the door for Brock Lesnar. There is not one reason now that Bonnar and Griffin are in that Brock shouldn’t be awarded that same respect and honor.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
July 31, 2013  |  1 Comment

Griffin & Bonnar: UFC Hall Of Famers

The UFC may have been founded in 1993, but it didn't become the UFC until 2005. The climax of Season 1 of The Ultimate Fighter on April 9, 2005, a three-round light heavyweight war between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar, will be remembered as one of the greatest fights in UFC history, but more importantly, as the singular fight that vaulted the organization into the stratosphere...
Via Fox Sports
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Former UFC champ Forrest Griffin retires

The UFC has lost another former champion to retirement. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight title holder Forrest Griffin has announced his retirement. The inaugural TUF winner’s next stop will be the UFC Hall of Fame.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Forrest Griffin Announces Retirement From MMA

Forrest Griffin (pictured), the man who won the inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” has called it a career. Griffin announced his retirement from mixed martial arts during Saturday’s UFC 160 post-fight press conference.  “When [UFC president Dana White] says you should retire, you should retire. Otherwise, you’ll blow your knee out,” Griffin stated. Speaking...
Via 5thRound.com
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 160 Bonuses + Forrest Griffin Retires

– The following bonuses were handed out from last night’s UFC 160 event… * KO of the Night: TJ Grant (by suggestion of Mike Tyson) * SUB of the Night: Glover Teixeira * FIGHT of the Night: Junior Dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt – At Saturday night’s UFC 160 post event press conference, Dana White announced that Ultimate Fighter season one winner Forrest Griffin was retiring from...
Via WZR Online
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC fighter chokes and punches Jay Mohr

I am not a big Forrest Griffin fan but I may have to jump on his bandwagon after seeing this new video. Griffin was challenged to choke out and punch one of the most obnoxious celebrities on the planet and the former UFC light heavyweight champion greatly obliged.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch Forrest Griffin choke out Jay Mohr, repeatedly

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin sat down with Jay Mohr inside of the Fake Mustache Studios recently to discuss a variety of topics. A painfully hilarious bonus video of the events that took place after the sit down are more than worth a few minutes of your time. Do yourself a favor and check out the video of Forrest choking out the FOX Sports radio host multiple...
Via hov-mma
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Book Review: The Disaster Diaries

When (if?) the Apocalypse comes, the MMA community should fair well - after all, Forrest Griffin already wrote his manifesto on how to survive the end of times, and now veteran MMA author Sam Sheridan (The Fighter's Heart; The Fighter's Mind) has offered up his guide - The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse. Read more ...
Via MMA Manifesto
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on FUEL TV 8 Video Highlights: Wanderlei puts Stann to sleep with strikes

Not unlike singer/songwriter/actor Tom Waits - Wanderlei Silva is big in Japan. After a six year absence from the world famous Saitama Super Arena, "The Axe Murderer" would return to turn back the clock, and oh did he ever.  It was one of those magical nights in MMA history. Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann were a match made in hell. The end result saw both men receiving...
Via hov-mma
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Knee injury forces Forrest Griffin out of UFC 155

The injury bug strikes again. Forrest Griffin has suffered a knee injury which has forced him out of his scheduled light heavyweight bout against Phil Davis at UFC 155. UFC President Dana White tweeted the bad news on Wednesday, “Forrest Has MCL tear and ACL strain. 20 cc’s of blood removed from his knee and the saga continues at the UFC!!” The bout was scheduled as the co...
Via MMA Interplay
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Forrest Griffin Blows Knee, Out of UFC 155 Fight with Phil Davis

The Lunar Calendar states 2012 is the year of the Golden Dragon. If you were to ask the Ultimate Fighting Championship, this was unquestionably the year of the Injury Bug. On Wednesday morning, UFC president Dana White announced former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin (Pictured) will be forced out of this month’s scrap against Phil Davis with a blown knee. “Forrest...
Via 5thRound.com
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Phil Davis replaces Chael Sonnen against Forrest Griffin at UFC 155

UFC officials announced on Friday that Phil Davis has been selected to take on Forrest Griffin at UFC 155. Davis will fill the void left by Griffin’s original opponent Chael Sonnen who accepted an opportunity to coach The Ultimate Fighter 17 opposite of Jon Jones. The once beaten Davis (10-1) is coming off an impressive second round submission win over Wagner Prado at UFC 153...
Via MMA Interplay
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Phil Davis Fights Forrest Griffin at UFC 155

Forrest Griffin will have a date for New Year’s Eve weekend after all. On Friday morning, it was announced the former light heavyweight champion will now face Phil Davis (Pictured) at UFC 155. Griffin was initially slotted to battle Chael Sonnen in the December 29th event, but Uncle Chael unexpectedly emerged as the division’s top contender earlier this week and now has bigger...
Via 5thRound.com
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

UFC 153 commercial suggests there is no way to approach Anderson Silva (Video)

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin sat down with Stephan Bonnar to give the challenger some advice on facing Anderson Silva at UFC 153 on Saturday in Brazil. Griffin was knocked out by Silva at UFC 101 in 2009, so he knew what to tell Bonnar. Ready for this hilarious list:- Don’t stand with him- Don’t try to punch him- Don’t kick him- Don’t try to submit...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Forrest Griffin will welcome Chael Sonnen to the UFC Light Heavyweight division on Dec 29th

Beat me again Forrest, if you can. Things didn't quite work out for Chael Sonnen at 185. He was the only man who was granted two title shots against the longest reigning champion in the promotion's relatively short history. And although he made them both entertaining inside, and outside of the cage, he just couldn't do enough to get Dana to wrap that belt around his...
Via hov-mma
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen announces 205 debut at UFC 155

Chael Sonnen has officially announced that he will be moving up to 205 and will play with the big boys at light heavyweight. Sonnen will make his debut against a former UFC light heavyweight champion to help the UFC close out the year on December 29 at UFC 155.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen fights Forrest Griffin at light heavyweight on Dec. 29

Former middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen revealed on Tuesday’s episode of UFC Tonight that he will be fighting Forrest Griffin on December 29th. The event is expected to be UFC 155 which will take place in Las Vegas. Sonnen will be moving up a weight class to light heavyweight when he meets the former champion Griffin. Sonnen who is friends with Griffin stated that this...
Via MMA Interplay
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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