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UFC 70: Forrest Griffin Out Due To Staph Infection

Mere hours after we thought the UFC 70 card was finalized, has dropped a bombshell that Forrest Griffin was forced to withdraw from the event on April 21st in England due to a staph infection in his knee. Here’s the release:

“Light heavyweight contender Forrest Griffin has been sidelined by a severe staph infection in his knee and today was forced to withdraw from his UFC 70 bout with Lyoto Machida. A replacement is currently being sought to face Machida on the April 21st card, which will be held at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England.”

Here is the fight card with the recent news:

Main Card

  • Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
  • Lyoto Machida vs. TBD
  • Assuerio Silva vs. Cheick Kongo
  • Andre Arlovski vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Michael Bisping vs. Elvis Sinosic

Preliminary Bouts

  • Jess Liaudin vs. Dennis Siver
  • Alessio Sakara vs. Victor Valimaki
  • Terry Etim vs. Matt Grice
  • David Lee vs. Junior Assuncao
  • Edilberto Souza De Oliveira vs. Paul Taylor


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