Report:Tyson Griffin vs Nik Lentz in the works for UFC 123
Tyson Griffin, who weighed in at 149-pounds for his featherweight fight against Bart Palaszewski, was unable to cut the additional three pounds and has forfeited 25-percent of his purse. Palaszewski has agreed to a 148-pound catchweight bout. Griffin commented on his Twitter: "I don't blame anyone but myself for missing weight today but it has nothing to do with how good the fight with Bart will be. Dont blink!!!" Griffin vs. Palaszewski will take place on the Spike TV broadcasted portion of the preliminary card of UFC 137 tomorrow night (Oct. 29, 2011) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: CombatLifestyle.com
Watch out, Jose Aldo. Tyson Griffin announced (via his official website) he will undergo surgery to repair issues in his knees but once he returns to the Octagon, he will do so as a featherweight. The Xtreme Couture product says he will be "stronger and better than ever" in his run for the 145-pound belt.