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UFC fighter Forrest Griffin: He’s got some regrets, but time for accomplishments yet in ‘13

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Forrest Griffin inexplicably walks out of the octagon before the decision is announced for his light heavyweight fight against Tito Ortiz at UFC 148 on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Griffin won a unanimous decision in what was Ortiz’s retirement fight.

With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words.

Forrest Griffin, UFC Hall of Famer

What person, living or dead, do you admire most?

Ghandi, or Inigo Montoya (from "The Princess Bride": "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.")

What is the quality you like best about a person?

Come on, Ghandi, do you really need a reason?

What are you currently reading?

Wikipedia. Maybe you've heard of it.

How do you prefer to get your news and literature — digital or hard copy?

Word of mouth, 'cause I love when people tell me their personal views.

What is your most recognizable characteristic?

My satellite dish-like ears.

Which words or phrases do you overuse?

I like to start every sentence with: "So here's the deal."

What makes you happy?

Coffee and sex but never at the same time.

What is your most prized possession?

Gosh that question is so like materialistic and stuff.

What is your most embarrassing moment as a prominent figure?

During a fight with Anderson Silva, I slipped on an imaginary banana peel.

If you could make up the Nevada state motto, what would it be?

Come with money, leave with memories.

What is your greatest accomplishment in 2013?

I don't know. I still have some time left, come on.

Any regrets this past year?

So many I cannot put into words. Thanks for bringing it up.

What is your top priority moving into 2014?

Using better grammar on Twitter.

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