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HELL NO! Jared Cannonier responds to Israel Adesanya’s claim that UFC 276 will play out like Anderson Silva vs Forrest Griffin

Reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will defend his 185-pound title against hulking division power puncher Jared Cannonier in the upcoming UFC 276 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on July 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. How will the fight play out?. “This is going to be spectacular,” Adesanya said...
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Video: UFC’s April Fool’s Day prank spooks Cody Garbrandt, Forrest Griffin, staff

The UFC likes to keep its fighters on their toes, especially on April Fool’s Day. This year, the promotion commemorated the annual celebration of silliness by replacing a statue in their headquarters with an employee in the hopes of scaring up a good time. Sure enough, several UFC fighters and staff were caught on camera getting spooked by the suddenly animated figure, including Cody Garbrandt, Forrest Griffin, Claudia Gadelha, Donald Cerrone, and Jessica Andrade.

By The Numbers: Forrest Griffin

No one maximized their physical ability any better than Forrest Griffin. Spawned by The Hardcore Gym in Athens, Georgia, Griffin burst on the global scene when he outlasted Stephen Bonnar in an unforgettable three-round war to win Season 1 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series in 2005. He went on to compile a 10-5 record in the Ultimate Fighting Championship—an extended run of success that saw him deliver half of his victories against former titleholders. Griffin reached the mountaintop in 2008, when he became the eighth man in history to capture the UFC light heavyweight crown. He retired from the sport five years later and was subsequently inducted into the modern-era and fight wings of the UFC Hall of Fame.

Rivalries: Forrest Griffin

Forrest Griffin could not have done any more with the tools he was given. “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 1 winner and former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight titleholder compiled a 19-7 record during a career that ran from Oct. 27, 2001 to July 7, 2012. Though not an overwhelming physical force by any stretch of the imagination, Griffin delivered more than half (10) of those 19 victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission. Will and determination were his building blocks. Griffin was also a model of consistency, suffering back-to-back defeats just once as a professional.