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Forrest Griffin Out of UFC 114 Matchup with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Forrest GriffinA shoulder injury has forced former light heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin to withdraw from his UFC 114 matchup against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on May 29 in Las Vegas, TMZ reports.

Griffin (17-6) edged Tito Ortiz by split decision in November to snap a two-fight losing streak to Rashad Evans and Anderson Silva, while Nogueira (18-3) made his UFC debut on the same card, jumping into contention with a first-round “Knockout of the Night” of Luiz Cane for his sixth-straight win.

The UFC is expected to find a replacement to face Nogueira in the UFC 114 co-main event. It is not yet known when Griffin will be able to return to the Octagon.

UFC 114 is headlined by a grudge match between former 205-pound champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans, and also includes Michael Bisping vs. Dan Miller, Todd Duffee vs. Mike Russow, and John Hathaway vs. Diego Sanchez.

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