Update: Forrest has been added back onto the UFC 72 official card.
UFC 72 may have taken another significant hit as rumors are currently suggesting Forrest Griffin (4-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from UFC 72. The rumors stems from Griffin’s removal from the official card for the event on UFC.com. He was scheduled to face Hector Ramirez.
Let me preface this report by saying that the UFC website is not known for its timely updates but the fact that Griffin was listed on the site and is now gone is intriguing. I discovered his removal earlier tonight but was hesitant to report the news but the site seems to be up-to-date as Yushin Okami is already listed in the events main event, an announcement just made official earlier today.
This is the second time Griffin has pulled out of his next UFC bout. Griffin had been previously signed to face Lyoto Machida at UFC 70 last month but had to withdraw due to a staph infection. Griffin is one of the biggest fan favorites in the UFC stemming from his win on the TUF 1 finale against Stephan Bonnar and his sense of humor. In his last fight Forrest lost to Keith Jardine at UFC 66.
I did some digging and was unable to turn up anything on this story with regards to his removal but I will keep you updated if this is confirmed or dismissed.
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