Max started studying martial arts when he was 4 years old, carved a path of destruction across the western United States, and came to the UFC in 2016 to begin his assault on the best fighters in the world.

Griffin signed a new five-fight contract with the UFC after defeating Zelim Imadaev by majority decision at UFC 236 on April 13, 2019.

Born in Sacramento, California, Max Griffin boasts a professional MMA record of 19-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw). At 37 years old (Date of Birth: 1985.11.29), he competes in the welterweight division with a last weigh-in of 170.5 lbs. Max is affiliated with the MMA Gold Fight Team and is currently ranked #25 among the best MMA welterweight fighters.

Fighting out of his hometown of Sacramento, California, Max trains under the tutelage of former world kickboxing champion Dave Marinoble at Marinoble’s Martial Arts in Roseville. Griffin has black belts in Bok Fu and Marinoble’s MMA fighting system.


Griffin’s latest fights include:

WIN against Tim Means by Split Decision on October 29, 2022 (UFC Fight Night)

Loss against Neil Magny by Split Decision on March 26, 2022 (UFC Fight Night)

WIN against Carlos Condit by Unanimous Decision on July 10, 2021 (UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3)

WIN against Kenan Song by Punches (2:20, R1) on March 20, 2021 (UFC Fight Night)

WIN against Ramiz Brahimaj by Elbow (Ear Injury, 2:03, R3) on November 7, 2020 (UFC Fight Night)



What’s next for the man whose middle name is PAIN?

“Next is world domination,” Griffin said. “I’m going to take over the UFC. I’m going to take over sports. I’m going to take over the MMA empire.”

Griffin is a self-proclaimed foodie who loves travel and adventure. He spends free time with family and friends, believes in the power of positive energy, and strives to be a role model in the community, visiting schools to speak to children about pursuing their dreams with confidence and determination.

Griffin maintains an intense training regimen to keep his mind and body prepared for the next challenge.

He’s focused. He’s fired up. And he’s ready for anyone in the welterweight division!

His prediction: “PAIN.”

“The best part of training camp is turning into an absolute monster,” Griffin said. “Getting in shape, getting prepared … there’s no feeling like being ready to destroy anyone on the planet.”