Forrest Griffin Injures Knee, Out of UFC 155

Forrest Griffin. Photo property of UFC.

The UFC just can’t catch a break. Today it was announced that former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin injured his knee and has been forced to withdraw from his bout at UFC 155 against Phil Davis.

Dana White tweeted, “Forrest has MCL tear and ACL strain. 20 cc’s of blood removed from his knee and the saga continues at the UFC!!”

Griffin was originally scheduled to face Chael Sonnen but the fight was scrapped when Sonnen landed a coaching gig alongside Jon Jones on The Ultimate Fighter 17. Shortly after the removal, Phil Davis accepted the fight. No replacement has been named at this time.

UFC 155 is scheduled for December 29 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be headlined by a UFC heavyweight title fight between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez. The card also includes Tim Boetsch vs. Constantinos Philippou, Jose Lauzon vs. Jim Miller and Alan Belcher vs. Yushin Okami.

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