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MMA star doubles as firefighter, paramedic

Chad "The Grave Digger" Griggs has been a firefighter for over a decade

By EMS1 Staff

MONTREAL — Professional mixed martial artist Chad Griggs says when he is not fighting, he's a full-time firefighter and paramedic.

Griggs, 34 who goes by the moniker "Grave Digger," has been fighting professionally since 2005 and has been with the Tucson (Ariz.) Fire Department for 12 years, according to the Canadian Press.

"It's a great career," Griggs said.

He was recently promoted to a paramedic and says that he makes his training fit his demanding scheduling by trading a lot of shits with his brothers and fitting in mini-workouts at the firehouse.

Griggs is not the only UFC fighter to double as a firefighter, with at least five other pros doing the same.

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Warren Erik Warren Erik Thursday, November 15, 2012 4:35:36 PM a lot of SHIFTS... Bad typo... LOL Had to triple-check that I saw that right.
Kevin Crowe Kevin Crowe Friday, November 16, 2012 3:46:06 PM good catch, I missed it first time through

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