Video: UFC’s April Fool’s Day prank spooks Cody Garbrandt, Forrest Griffin, staff


The UFC likes to keep its fighters on their toes, especially on April Fool’s Day.

In the spirit of the annual celebrations of silliness, this year’s promotion replaced a statue at their headquarters by an employee to scare up some laughs. Sure enough, several UFC fighters and staff were caught on camera getting spooked by the suddenly animated figure, including Cody Garbrandt, Forrest Griffin, Claudia Gadelha, Donald Cerrone, and Jessica Andrade.

Watch video of the stunned reactions to the prank above.

While the fighters managed to maintain their cool (Garbrandt jumps, Griffin seems ready to fight if necessary), UFC staff Dave Shaw and Lenee Breckenridge’s reactions ensure that the statue will be a constant focus of UFC employees Dave Shaw & Lenee Breckenridge.

Of course, the UFC’s athletes aren’t above getting up to their own mischief on April Fool’s Day as both Angela Hill and Michael Chiesa announced pregnancies (to varying degrees of credibility):