Forrest Griffin: Meet the Former UFC LHW Champion and MMA Legend Saturday

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Forrest Griffin: Meet the Former UFC LHW Champion and MMA Legend Saturday

It is not everyday that a fight fan has the opportunity to shake hands with one of the most iconic figures in the sport. MMA has gripped an entire generation by storm. While the history of the sport is deep, even in less than two decades, there are choice moments that hold significant weight on the MMA time line.

One of the most monumental moments in MMA history was when Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar found their way to The Ultimate Fighter Finale of the inaugural season. What happened next would change the sport forever.

Griffin and Bonnar engaged in all-out open war for 15 minutes, in the process putting on one of the single most defining contests in the history of the sport. Setting the bar so high, their fight was listed as No. 1 of the top 100 ever by the UFC.

Griffin went on to win the UFC LHW championship, and still holds great potential for affecting the sport.

So for a fight fan to have the opportunity to shake the hand of such a significant contributor to the sport is quite an honor indeed. Well, fight fans in the Old Pueblo will have that opportunity this Saturday evening at X-1 Sports and Fitness.

Forrest will be meeting with Tucson fight fans at the new facility run by MMA Standout Mike Whitehead. This is quite an amazing chance to meet one of the most iconic figures this sport has ever known.

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The staff at X-1 had this to tell their Facebook fans.

"Join UFC MMA fighter Forrest Griffin at X-1 Sports and Fitness April 16, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm. X-1 Sports and Fitness will have a live DJ, food, Tia Lilly's Sweet Cinnamon Tea, and giveaways from Forrest Griffin, Frank Mir, and Wanderlei Silva."

So if you find yourself at Grant and Alvernon in Tucson, Ariz. this Saturday evening, do not miss the chance to meet Forrest Griffin and maybe win some great prizes at X-1 Sports and Fitness. For more details, visit their Facebook page.

This article originally featured at Hurtsbad MMA.

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