Yep, another fighter has dropped out of UFC 108. This time it’s Tyson Griffin who has never had to withdraw from a fight before in his entire career. Go figure it would happen now.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the promotion that the UFC has lost another featured fighter in its first event of 2010.
Lightweight contender Tyson Griffin (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) has suffered an undisclosed injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from his “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” main-card bout with Jim Miller (15-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC).
The good news is the UFC already has a replacement to fight Miller. Sean Sherk.
With Tyson Griffin forced to withdraw from his UFC 108 bout due to inury, Sean Sherk (33-4-1 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been selected as Jim Miller’s new opponent.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the switch with sources close to the event after MMAWeekly.com initially reported the move.
Sherk was scheduled to face Rafaello Oliveira on the UFC 108 preliminary card so they’ll still need to find someone to fight him, but the main card is once again intact, at least for now. Anyone want to start a pool on which day Rashad Evans or Thiago Silva pulls out?
In other UFC news, Mike Goldberg confirmed the GSP-Hardy fight for March 27 earlier this afternoon at the UFC 107 Fight Club Q&A. This event is believed to be UFC 111 and will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.