(Tyson knows you’re disappointed, but come on, look at how cute this puppy is.)
If ever there is a point where a fight promoter has no choice but to go in to the bathroom, put the shower on full blast, shut off all the lights and then have himself a good cry, UFC 108 has probably reached the point. The January 2nd card that once had such high hopes has just lost another main card fight, as Tyson Griffin has been forced to pull out of his fight with Jim Miller due to an undisclosed injury. Griffin now joins Anderson Silva, Brock Lesnar, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Gabriel Gonzaga, and Carlos Condit on the long list of fighters who were at one point or another expected to compete on this card. At least it’s fine company he’s in.
But don’t worry, because the UFC has already found a replacement opponent for Miller. It’s none other than former lightweight champ Sean Sherk, who is being bumped up from his preliminary card fight with Rafaello Oliveira to take Griffin’s spot.
This qualifies as more of a reshuffling than a replacing, and it’s unlikely that any ticket-buyers still have the energy to get pissed off the changes in the lineup anymore. At this point, if you’re going to UFC 108 and just found out that you’re seeing Miller-Sherk instead of Miller-Griffin, it’s sort of like if you went to the video store and rented "Goodfellas," only to realize when you got home that the DVD inside the case is actually "Casino." Yeah, it’s not what you paid for, but it’s pretty close and sitting through it is easier than doing anything else.