Griffin, Bonnar to be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame this Summer

 

The UFC Hall of Fame honors just eight individuals from the 20 year history of the league:
1. Royce Gracie
2. Ken Shamrock
3. Dan Severn
4. Randy Couture
5. Mark Coleman
6. Chuck Liddell
7. Matt Hughes
8. Tito Ortiz

Following UFC 160, UFC president Dana White announced that two more fighters would be added at the UFC Fan Expo preceeding UFC 162 this Summer.

It is widely regarded that the most important fight in the sport's history, and one of the very best, was The Ultimate Fighter 1 finals, between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar, on 9 April 2005. Griffin took the unaninous decision, but the performance by both fighters was so extraordinary, that the future of the show - the UFC's last ditch, double down bet on mixed martial arts - was assured.

Griffin went on to win the UFC light heavyweight championship. Bonnar went 8-5 over the next seven years, including losses to Jon Jones and Anderson Silva.

The bond between the two is such that in 2012 Bonnar named his first born son "Griffin."

After Griffin and Bonnar, who would you like to see enshrined next?

You can watch the entire Griffin vs. Bonnar fight, courtesy of the UFC:
 

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Devlin site profile image  

6/17/13 5:04 AM by Devlin

It was close, but the idea forrest and bonnar have no skill is laughable. Bet your one of those guys that sucks a fighter off till he gets beaten. loser.

newtotheinterweb site profile image  

6/17/13 5:02 AM by newtotheinterweb

This. No one ever really mentions Ruas in the HOF argument. Or Frye for that matter. It's like they just been forgotten.

bozy site profile image  

6/17/13 4:27 AM by bozy

Jeff Blatnick and Pat Miletich should be in there also.

john_d1974 site profile image  

6/17/13 4:24 AM by john_d1974

he didn't beat  'page.

HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe site profile image  

5/26/13 6:13 PM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

Yeah, there is 0 skill involved in win a world title.

Reed Rothchild site profile image  

5/26/13 5:45 PM by Reed Rothchild

Lmao. This

Rough Bearing site profile image  

5/26/13 5:28 PM by Rough Bearing

Rightfully so.

thegreenroom site profile image  

5/26/13 5:14 PM by thegreenroom

They should have had a last fight, and this time winner gets inducted into the hall of fame.... And a six figure commentating contract.

john_d1974 site profile image  

5/26/13 4:16 PM by john_d1974

2 guy in the HOF that have no skill and just brawl, poor!

jake11 site profile image  

5/26/13 11:07 AM by jake11

you forget that this is a business above all else. bonner-griffen made the 3 amigos more money than anyone or any other fight. its a HOF for the 3 rich guys before it is for the fans.