There’s no doubt that the UFC’s lightweight division has an abundance of contenders, but normally after an impressive win like Tyson Griffin had at UFC 103 over Hermes Franca, you’d expect for him to be in the title mix. Unfortunately for Griffin, UFC president Dana White wasn’t so sure.
When asked if Griffin’s victory puts him in title contention, White avoided the question altogether by saying, “I mean that 155-pound division is nasty, there’s so many talented guys down there. There’s so many things that can happen.”
Not quite the ringing endorsement that employees like to hear from their boss’ mouth.
Pouring additional salt on the wound is the fact that Griffin’s Xtreme Couture teammate, Gray Maynard, appears to be closer to a lightweight title shot than he is.