UFC Quick Quote: Forrest Griffin went for a walk and found God

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Like George Michael once said, you've got to have faith!

"I had the job I wanted, the woman I wanted, the home I wanted. Things were good and I wanted to walk to God. Eventually, we all go to God on our knees, but I walked to God, reached out and something took hold. You have to re-prioritize your life when you have a kid. It's not about you anymore, and honestly, I really like it when it's about me. I saw so many things in the world that are wrong. The Christian mission is to help others. I fail more than I succeed, but I know what God expects of me. Doing the right thing is usually the harder of two choices."

Can I get an "amen?" Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin went for a walk and found God, which has given him a greater understanding of himself, as well as his purpose in life, following a Hall-of-Fame career in mixed martial arts (MMA), which started with a loss to Dan Severn in 2001 and ended with a rubber match against Tito Ortiz in 2012. The recently-retired Griffin, 34, can now focus on his new role as both husband and dad and tells The Daily Miner he's ready for a "rewarding" journey of faith. Hallelujah!


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