Tyson Griffin was accustomed to taking Fight of the Night as he moved up the UFC’s lightweight division. Success was met with a string of losses that resulted in his eventual release. It took Griffin a full year to get back in the right mindset to fight.
“I needed that year off to figure out why I was doing the sport and why I wanted to keep doing the sport,” said Griffin to MMA Mania. “I just took a step back and went to that mental approach of just having fun again. I let all the details worry about themselves and I’ve just got to worry about training and having fun and putting together wins.”
His return was a decision win over Efrain Escudero at RFA 4 in November 2012. It improved Griffin to 16-6, who makes his World Series of Fighting (WSOF) debut this weekend against Gesias Cavalcante.
Cavalcante spent time with Strikeforce and DREAM before joining the upstart WSOF. He’s 1-1 for them and comes off a doctor stoppage defeat to Justin Gaethje.
They are the co-main event of the August 10 WSOF 4 card. It’s from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA with the main card airing live on the NBC Sports Network.