Forrest Griffin is moving on from MMA competition after nearly twelve years in the sport. The former UFC champion’s retirement was announced at the beginning of the UFC 160 post-fight press conference.
Griffin retires with a 19-7 career record in MMA and 10-5 record in the UFC. Griffin’s career highlights include a UFC light heavyweight title victory over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 86 and a trilogy with former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz.
That said, the most memorable fight of Griffin’s career will always be The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale against Stephan Bonnar. The exciting bout has often been cited by UFC president Dana White as the fight that saved the UFC in Zuffa’s early days with the company.
Griffin will remain with the company in an official role working with the charities that the UFC regularly works with.