Tyson Griffin agrees to meet Sean Sherk at UFC 90

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Zekeil
8/6/08 2:02:08PM
Former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk (32-3-1 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and lightweight contender Tyson Griffin (12-1 MMA, 5-1) have agreed to meet at UFC 90, which takes place Oct. 25 at Allstate Arena just outside Chicago.

A source from Griffin's Xtreme Couture camp today told MMAjunkie.com that a verbal agreement is in place and bout agreements have been distributed.

The fight will likely end up on the night's televised main card, which features a main event of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. Patrick Cote.
http://mmajunkie.com/news/4990/tyson-griffin-agrees-to-meet-sean-sherk-at-ufc-90.mma
Khaos
8/6/08 3:30:19PM
Wow, this has the making to be the most boring fight in MMA history.

I normally hate Sherk, but I hate Griffin even more, so Sean Sherk by UD.
telnights
8/6/08 3:34:56PM

Posted by Khaos

Wow, this has the making to be the most boring fight in MMA history.

I normally hate Sherk, but I hate Griffin even more, so Sean Sherk by UD.



You must not care for the ground game much because both fighters have very good ground games and should be a a great fight if you ask me. This fight has a good chance for being fight of the night.
dust
8/6/08 3:40:17PM

Posted by Khaos

Wow, this has the making to be the most boring fight in MMA history.

I normally hate Sherk, but I hate Griffin even more, so Sean Sherk by UD.

Wrong. Why do you even watch MMA? Probably because you're a follower.
casey64
8/6/08 3:41:43PM

Posted by telnights


Posted by Khaos

Wow, this has the making to be the most boring fight in MMA history.

I normally hate Sherk, but I hate Griffin even more, so Sean Sherk by UD.



You must not care for the ground game much because both fighters have very good ground games and should be a a great fight if you ask me. This fight has a good chance for being fight of the night.




Agreed, this fight has a lot of potential, both trying to get make their way to the title, Sherk being trying to get back to the title, I see a very good ground game fight, and also see Sherk by sub, rd2.
postman
8/6/08 4:25:26PM
I don't know guys, a great wrestling match I can see but great fight it will not be. This one is going to the judges. Neither guy is very good a subs. This will for the most part IMO be sherk riding Griffen for 3 rounds.
MMAcca
8/6/08 4:31:03PM

Posted by dust

Wrong. Why do you even watch MMA? Probably because you're a follower.



Khaos
8/6/08 6:15:05PM

Posted by telnights


Posted by Khaos

Wow, this has the making to be the most boring fight in MMA history.

I normally hate Sherk, but I hate Griffin even more, so Sean Sherk by UD.



You must not care for the ground game much because both fighters have very good ground games and should be a a great fight if you ask me. This fight has a good chance for being fight of the night.



I like the ground game, I again just hate both fighters, it'll be boring to me even if it's in fact voted Fight of the Night.

As for the other guy to quote my comment, is all I have to say.
Cdellorso
8/6/08 8:05:48PM
Tyson has more power than BJ but in not as skilled with his hands- Sherk will win this unless Griffen can keep it standing and catch him with a kick or an uppercut when Sherk shoots in.

- Im cheering for Griffen (it wasnt his fault the judges awarded him the win over Guida)
telnights
8/6/08 8:12:19PM

Posted by Khaos
I like the ground game, I again just hate both fighters, it'll be boring to me even if it's in fact voted Fight of the Night.

As for the other guy to quote my comment, is all I have to say.



Well being boring to you and being a boring fight are two different things all together. In your first post you said "Wow, this has the making to be the most boring fight in MMA history. " Now to you maybe but to lot of people because of the level of each fighters ground game this could be one of the best fights of the year. I don't know how you can say you like the ground game but think this will be boring. Both fighters have outstanding ground games and I think we could see a fast passed back and forth battle from both. I think this fight could be as good or better than the Edgar vs Griffin fight was.
Pookie
8/6/08 8:20:19PM

Posted by Cdellorso

Tyson has more power than BJ but in not as skilled with his hands- Sherk will win this unless Griffen can keep it standing and catch him with a kick or an uppercut when Sherk shoots in.

- Im cheering for Griffen (it wasnt his fault the judges awarded him the win over Guida)



No he doesnt, he has good technique, but his speed and power lack in comparison to bj's
cmill21
8/6/08 8:38:35PM
I dunno, I think this one will be a snoozer. Both guys tend to bore me, I don't like their style of ground game, it's controlling and inflicting enough damage to win. I personally loved watching Nog vs Barney, anything when two offensive ground games get together I enjoy.
quezocrema0032
8/6/08 8:47:35PM

Posted by telnights


Posted by Khaos

Wow, this has the making to be the most boring fight in MMA history.

I normally hate Sherk, but I hate Griffin even more, so Sean Sherk by UD.



You must not care for the ground game much because both fighters have very good ground games and should be a a great fight if you ask me. This fight has a good chance for being fight of the night.




that was a jerk comment 2 make ... the guy is a 100m percent right ... this in all likely hood will be a boring fight tyson use 2 be exciting but his last few wins put me 2 sleep ... and sherk is the most boring fighter in mma i want 2 see mma not a wrestling match ... and some guy said tyson has more power then bj ? is that serious ? bj has alot of ko's and drops in his career griffin has none in the ufc so i would have 2 disagree strongly
quezocrema0032
8/6/08 8:49:54PM

Posted by telnights


Posted by Khaos
I like the ground game, I again just hate both fighters, it'll be boring to me even if it's in fact voted Fight of the Night.

As for the other guy to quote my comment, is all I have to say.



Well being boring to you and being a boring fight are two different things all together. In your first post you said "Wow, this has the making to be the most boring fight in MMA history. " Now to you maybe but to lot of people because of the level of each fighters ground game this could be one of the best fights of the year. I don't know how you can say you like the ground game but think this will be boring. Both fighters have outstanding ground games and I think we could see a fast passed back and forth battle from both. I think this fight could be as good or better than the Edgar vs Griffin fight was.




and both fighters have a good ground game in the sence they avoid subs and are good from the top which imo doesnt qulify for a good ground game ... both fighters are only good when there on top ... i didnt see sherk havea good ground game against gsp or tyson against edgar ... both fighters need 2 finish people soon real champions finish fights ! (for ex gsp bj big nog anderson silva ) ...
candynuts
8/6/08 9:11:41PM
Both are good wrestlers who have good top games/ground control, so it will be interesting to see who will be put on their backs first. It might not be the most exciting fight of the night, but it is a big fight for the Lightweight division. Good fight.
breakdown5
8/6/08 10:11:33PM
I think it's just frustrating to see a fighter be completely dominant in one area (Sherk) and still not finish fights. My distaste for Sherk comes more so from his inability to finish tough competition recently.
As for Griffin, he as well needs to finish some fights.
I see Sherk winning by UD, after maintaining 3 rds. of top control landing mildly painful punches/elbows to Griffin's head.
telnights
8/7/08 12:29:22AM

Posted by quezocrema0032
that was a jerk comment 2 make ... the guy is a 100m percent right ... this in all likely hood will be a boring fight tyson use 2 be exciting but his last few wins put me 2 sleep ... and sherk is the most boring fighter in mma i want 2 see mma not a wrestling match ... and some guy said tyson has more power then bj ? is that serious ? bj has alot of ko's and drops in his career griffin has none in the ufc so i would have 2 disagree strongly



Well I guess that makes me a jerk for just saying what seamed to be the case.



Posted by quezocrema0032
and both fighters have a good ground game in the sence they avoid subs and are good from the top which imo doesnt qulify for a good ground game ... both fighters are only good when there on top ... i didnt see sherk havea good ground game against gsp or tyson against edgar ... both fighters need 2 finish people soon real champions finish fights ! (for ex gsp bj big nog anderson silva ) ...



So I guess if you don't finish fights you not a real champ. That's the attitude this sport has been trying to get away from for years now. MMA is about bringing different styles together. That blood sport mentality is the last thing this sport needs. Shrek has a very strong ground game and has some of the best transitions around. This also can be said for Tyson. If you don't like the back and forth ground fight for control then don't watch but don't call them boring. Lot of us that understand and respect the ground game enjoy watching these 2 guys fight. Just because you don't enjoy watching them because of your lack of knowledge of the ground game or other reasons doesn't mean they are boring.

BTW who have you seen have a good ground game against GSP? The Tyson vs Edgar was a war and a very close fight. If you remember right Edgar got saved by the bell because Tyson had him in a very tight kneebar.
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