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Forrest Griffin Sidelined With Injury, Not Fighting at UFC 114 – SportsUntapped.com
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Added May 4th, 2010 by Joe Schafer

Forrest Griffin Sidelined With Injury, Not Fighting at UFC 114
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According to a report on MMAweekly, it appears the injury bug has reared its little head again in the world’s largest mixed martial arts organization.

Former light-heavyweight champion and best-selling author, Forrest Griffin, is being forced to withdraw from his highly anticipated co-main event battle with the lighter Nog brother, Antonio “Lil Nog” Nogueira in Las Vegas at UFC 114.

Furthermore, there are no rumors of a replacement opponent as of yet, though the UFC is still actively searching for a fighter ready to compete against Nogueira, a top ten 205 pounder, who boasts a six fight win streak, on short notice.

Sources close to Griffin’s camp, have confirmed that the TUF alumni has injured his shoulder, causing him to step down from the match. The injury is an unfortunate setback for Griffin after winning a split decision against Tito Ortiz last November at UFC 106, digging himself out a two fight losing streak.

Fans last saw Nogueira making quick work of Luiz Cane in the first round during his debut in the UFC, garnering Knockout of Night honors. The Brazilian was suppose to step in the octagon with Brandon Vera at UFC 109, but was forced out of the bout due to a fractured ankle.

UFC 114 falls on Memorial Day weekend, headlined by main event grudge match between Rashad Evans and Rampage Jackson at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Along with the pay-per-event, the promotion is holding their second annual UFC Fan Expo.

 
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3 Responses to “Forrest Griffin Sidelined With Injury, Not Fighting at UFC 114”

  1. Dainis says:

    That’s sad. I so much wanted to see Forrest Griffin beat Nogueira 🙁

  2. ryan says:

    that is the reason i wanted to buy the ppv I’m still going to get it but thats a huge disapointment.

  3. hopefully, the fight will be only shifted to next possible event…

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