Forrest Griffin is expected to return to the UFC in August at UFC 101 for a rematch with Keith Jardine. Jardine had defeated Griffin back in December of 2007 at UFC 66.
MMAFrenzy.com reported that Griffin was likely to square off with the loser of UFC 96’s main event between light heavyweight contenders Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Keith Jardine.
Griffin is coming off of successful surgery earlier this year to repair a broken hand suffered in his light heavyweight title loss to Rashad Evans in December at UFC 92. Meanwhile, Jardine suffered a hard fought, unanimous decision loss to Quinton Jackson this past weekend at UFC 96.
UFC 101 is tentatively scheduled to take place in Portland, Oregon but the UFC hasn’t confirmed any details about the event yet. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Randy Couture is the only other fight that has been discussed so far for the event.