Chad Griggs’ UFC debut is set.
The UFC announced over the weekend that Griggs will meet Travis Browne in Montreal at UFC 145.
The UFC debut of former Strikeforce standout Chad Griggs is set, as he puts his six fight winning streak on the line at UFC 145 in March against unbeaten Travis Browne in a Montreal bout that has been verbally agreed to by both combatants.
Griggs has had an impressive run as of late, but he knows that’s going to have to prove himself all over again now that he’s finally made it to the big show.
“I’m going to a new league, so you’ve got to reestablish yourself and prove that you deserve to be there. It’s like going to a new school, I guess. You want to fit in and do well, but at the same time I think they want to see me do well and they know I put on some good shows, so they’re not sending me into the slaughter. They’re giving me some respect.”
“I’m going to try and make some waves,” he added. “Just put my head down and swing.”
Joe Silva definitely didn’t throw him a softball in his first outing, but if we learned anything about Griggs in Strikeforce, it’s to never count him out.
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