Forrest Griffin Announces His Retirement From MMA, Being Inducted Into “Hall of Fame”

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin retired unexpectedly this weekend from mixed martial arts, revealing the news at the UFC 160 post-fight press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, stating it had been a good eight years but its time for him to hang up his gloves.

Griffin, speaking via MMAJunkie.com said:

“It’s been a good eight years, I guess. The biggest thing I learned is when Dana White says retire, you should retire. Two of my last three fights I’ve pulled out due to injury. How many fights can you pull out of before you become an unsecure product? I wouldn’t invest in me at this point.”

Dana White, UFC President, also added moments later:

“I truly believe we are where we are because of this guy. We had this great event tonight that was packed with people going crazy, and he’s one of the guys who has been one of the building blocks in this sport and this company.”

“He will have some role, some title, and hopefully he will work more than Chuck Liddell. He will be here and will stay with this company at least for the rest of my life.”

UFC President Dana White on Saturday told small group of reporters following the post-event news conference for UFC 160 of the plan to enshrine Griffin and Stephan Bonnar in the promotions “Hall of Fame” at the UFC’s Fan Expo, which takes place ahead of UFC 162 in July

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