The two men often credited with one of the greatest fights in UFC history will be joining the UFC Hall of Fame this summer. UFC president Dana White announced the move following the UFC 160 post-fight press conference.
Bonnar and Griffin’s first fight at The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale has often been cited as the event that saved the UFC after Zuffa purchased the company. Griffin, who announced his retirement last night, finished his career having won a UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 86 and ends up with a 19-7 (10-5 UFC) career mark.
Bonnar announced his retirement for good following a positive test for steroids following his UFC 153 bout with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Bonnar had come out of retirement to help save the UFC 153 card that was ransacked by injuries. Bonnar finished his career with a 15-8 (8-7 UFC) mark in MMA.
White stated the two will be inducted into Hall of Fame at the UFC Expo that leads up to UFC 162.