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Good guy alert: Forrest Griffin to donate book proceeds to charity

Maggie Hendricks
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In addition to being the former UFC light heavyweight champ, Forrest Griffin is an author. His first book, "Got Fight?", made the New York Times bestseller list. Now, with his second book, "Be Ready When the [expletive] Goes Down: A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse," he is not keeping any of the proceeds. From theultimatefighter.com via Cage Potato:

"Even if they get nothing out of [the book], I hold myself free from harm, because I donated every penny that I make from this book to charity. I didn't keep any money from the book at all to help you survive the apocalypse. That's how much I care about you the reader. There’s a couple of different [charities the money will go to]: Fisher House, Three Square, a food bank in Las Vegas, our church, and then a couple more personal ones. The guy Big John, in the book, he passed away, and he’s got a five-year-old son, and he’s got a trust set up, so some of it’s for that as well. I kept no money from the book. It didn’t go to charities like the 'Forrest Griffin Needs a New Car Foundation."

He probably doesn't need a car because he got one as a bonus for coaching "The Ultimate Fighter," but that's not the point. Giving away every bit of cash earned on a book is a good deed, and for that, we say nicely done, Forrest.

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