Mon, 3 August 2009
Forrest Griffin (16-5) is an American Mixed Martial Artist with well-rounded skills and a strong work ethic. Griffin won the first season of The Ultimate Fighter by defeating Stephan Bonnar via decision in April of 2005. Their fight was voted as number one on a televised list of the UFC’s Top 100 Fights on a series of shows that aired in July of 2009. Forrest struggled in 2006 with a split decision loss to Tito Ortiz at UFC 59 and a 1st round TKO to Keith Jardine in December of ’06. Griffin bounced back in 2007 with a win over Hector Ramirez and an upset 3rd round submission of Mauricia Rua at UFC 76. Forrest Griffin then defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 86 in a 5 round decision to become the new UFC light-heavyweight champion. Forrest was matched against Rashad Evans at UFC 92 and lost the title via 3rd round TKO. Forrest Griffin has been matched up to fight Anderson Silva at 205 lbs. at UFC 101 on August 8, 2009. In this interview we talk to Forrest about his favourite TV shows, politics and the ridiculous task of fighting Anderson Silva.