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UFC lightweight Tyson Griffin headed to featherweight division

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Although currently sidelined by a knee injury, former UFC lightweight contender Tyson Griffin has some big plans for his return to the cage: a drop in weight class.

The move to featherweight likely will come later this year.

Griffin recently announced the plans, which he hopes lead to a title shot, in a video update on his official website.

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Post #1   2/5/11 1:21:48PM   

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Too bad Faber has moved down to BW for awhile. Hopefully this move will be successful for Tyson.

Post #2   2/5/11 1:39:13PM   

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The guys good at 155 why make an even bigger cut?? hes had a bad run latley but I dont think theres any reason to drop down.

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He is gonna be a huge featherweight.

Post #4   2/5/11 2:15:16PM   

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Posted by mattjonesy

The guys good at 155 why make an even bigger cut?? hes had a bad run latley but I dont think theres any reason to drop down.



its well known he is better suited for 145 then 155 he is just so small.

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This is an interesting move. I wonder how he would fare against the likes of Chad Mendes or Mark Hominick or ...pause.... Jose Aldo!

Post #6   2/5/11 2:58:35PM   

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Should be an interesting cut for Tyson....I know he carries a little extra body fat @ 155.....wonder if the cut will be difficult?

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Post #7   2/5/11 4:23:17PM   

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Long overdue imo.

Post #8   2/5/11 6:10:15PM   

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Griffin needs it
I think it will be good for him

Post #9   2/6/11 1:26:08AM   

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Outstanding move on his part, will help his height problems out a bit, and he will be one of the most powerful and explosive guys in the division the day he shows up to.

Post #10   2/6/11 12:20:10PM   

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He's mentioned before that he has no problem cutting to Featherweight and referenced his fight with Faber as being "one of the only times I've felt 100% comfortable with my weight."

Post #11   2/6/11 1:14:30PM