Report: Griffin Could Miss Rest of Year With Hand Injury (Updated)


Forrest Griffin. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Update: That didn’t take long. MMA Weekly got in touch with sources close to Griffin’s camp and the former “Ultimate Fighter” winner is recovering just fine from his recent surgery to repair his hand and his pinpointing a return for this summer.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin could reportedly miss the rest of the year due to a hand injury suffered in his recent loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 92 on December 27.

According to British tabloid magazine The Sun, Griffin recently had pins inserted into his hand and won’t be able to return to action until the fall at the earliest.

Griffin was originally set to be out of action until May but industry insiders told SunSport he will not be back inside the Octagon until Autumn at the earliest. His injury will come as a blow to UFC supremo Dana White, who had planned to pit Griffin against Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson in the summer.

Should we be taking this seriously? I’m not sure. After all, it is The Sun, and they’ve been wrong in the past about quite a few things when it comes to the UFC. On top of that, it doesn’t take that long to recover from a broken hand, even if the damage is more than usual. I’m sure someone will be in contact with Forrest about this shortly.

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