Forrest Griffin is a mixed martial artist and UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He won the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. In the tournament finals, he fought and defeated Stephan Bonnar in Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar, which is widely credited as sparking the current success of the UFC. He went on to serve as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter 7
Griffin first became well known by taking part in the first season of Spike TV’sThe Ultimate Fighter, a mixed martial arts reality show. On the show, he reached the finals where he defeated Stephan Bonnar by unanimous decision. The fight was credited by Dana White as the “most important fight in UFC history” and the fight that brought the UFC into the mainstream. The Stephan Bonnar fight was declared the #1 UFC fight of all time in the UFC Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights program. He was UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and The Ultimate Fighter: Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner.