The King of Sacramento has finally accomplished his dream: Max “Pain” Griffin has officially signed with the UFC and will make his much-anticipated promotional debut against Colby Covington at UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2.
Griffin, the most decorated fighter in WFC history, has long stated that the UFC was the only place he wanted to go.
Griffin has been with WFC since the beginning, as he headlined WFC 1 against Jaime Jara, winning the inaugural Welterweight Championship in the night’s main event. While he would lose the title to Justin Baesman, “Pain” continued his journey, eventually recapturing the belt against heated rival Kito Andrews at WFC 5. He would go on to add an Interim Middleweight Championship to his collection as he outpointed Fernando Gonzalez at WFC 7. His crowning accomplishment in the WFC came this year, as he knocked out WFC Middleweight Champion David “Bulletproof” Mitchell to be crowned the “King of Sacramento.”