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UFC vet Tyson Griffin signs multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting (WSOF)

He's back! But is he better than ever? UFC veteran Tyson Griffin will write a new chapter in his combat sports career when he debuts with World Series of Fighting (WSOF) this August against an opponent to be named.

Goodbye Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA), hello World Series of Fighting (WSOF).

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Tyson Griffin, who was bounced from the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion after missing weight and getting knocked out by Bart Palaszewski at UFC 137 in late 2011, is the latest ZUFFA castaway to find work outside the Octagon.

Griffin (16-6) got off to an incredible start in his combat sports career, going 14-2 with nine finishes. His two losses came by way of unanimous decision to former division champions Frankie Edgar and Sean Sherk. It was an impressive body of work and one that kept him afloat in the pool of title contenders.

Then the shit hit the fan.

The normally rugged 29-year-old went on a horrific 1-4 run, getting pasted in separate appearances to Takanori Gomi and the aforementioned "Bartimus." After he was pink-slipped by UFC, Griffin found new life in RFA, but competed just once, a unanimous decision win over Efrain Escudero last November.

Now it's time for him to write the second chapter in his career ... but is this a story with a happy ending? We'll find out when he debuts in August.

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