LOS ANGELES, CA – FUEL TV airs the documentary “Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter” tonight, Wednesday, September 5 (11:00 PM ET.) This is the true story of an original UFC icon who found fame as a professional athlete, when he was just looking for a fight. This revealing 90-minute show chronicles how a former Georgia police officer, who started training mixed martial arts as a hobby and competitive outlet, became one of the most beloved stars the sport has ever known.
An invitation to join the cast of a reality show, considered a last gasp effort to save the floundering UFC, would change the course of Forrest’s life, and the fortunes of an entire sport. A thrilling victory in the final fight of the tournament won Forrest the distinction of being the original Ultimate Fighter, and earned him a place in the sport’s folklore for a performance widely credited with launching the explosive success of the modern UFC.
He went on to capture the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in a rousing upset of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to reach the heights of a profession that he stumbled into, and would end up largely defining with his passionate fighting style. Through Forrest’s compelling narration, along with in-depth interviews with the people who know him best, and archival footage from his remarkable journey, this profile is the definitive account of an improbable career path that winds through the center of some of the most pivotal events in the history of the UFC.
Don’t miss “Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter” on FUEL TV Wednesday, September 5 (11:00 PM ET/8:30 PM PT.)