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Tyson Griffin Required One Year Off To Rejuvenate Batteries

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.