Breaking news from Kevin Iole over at Yahoo Sports. Apparently the light heavyweight tilt between Griffin and Thiago Silva has been scrapped for a much more intriguing bout.
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White made good on his promise to land a significant fight for suddenly under siege middleweight champion Anderson Silva, telling Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday that he had signed a deal for Silva to face ex-light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin in the co-main event of UFC 101 in Philadelphia on Aug. 2
From Dana White.
“Forrest loved the idea and said he’d do it right away, and Anderson told me he would fight anyone I wanted him to fight, no matter who it is,” White said. “So we got the deal.”
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Here’s an old interview with Forrest talking about Anderson. Props Cage Potato.