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Forrest Griffin Suffers Knee Injury, Out of UFC 155 Fight With Phil Davis [CURSEPOCALYPSE 2012]

(I mean, seriously. Y’know?)

The UFC Injury Curse of 2012 has another big-name trophy to hang on its wall — Forrest Griffin, who will miss his UFC 155 main card match against Phil Davis on December 29th due to a wrecked knee. UFC president Dana White passes along the sad (but at this point completely unsurprising) news:

Forrest Has MCL tear and ACL strain. 20 cc’s of blood removed from his knee and the saga continues at the UFC!!

No word yet on whether Davis will be getting a replacement opponent at the “Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II” event, or if he’ll be pulled from the lineup. Keep in mind that Davis was himself a replacement for Chael Sonnen, who ditched his matchup against Forrest when his TUF 17 coaching opportunity came up.

We’ll update you when we hear more.

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Crow42- December 6, 2012 at 5:36 am
Match Davis up with DC
Alan K- December 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm
There is a reason for so many fighters pulling out of fights now. It's called "I Don't Have to Pay For My Own Medical Bills If I Get Hurt In Training Anymore Thanks To The UFC's Health Insurance So Why Risk My Ranking In The Division When I Can Afford Not To."
BaghdadBob- December 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm
@Pen Fifteen: Your exactly right. This was a bullshit fight and now it at least has the chance of being redeemed, assuming Davis doesn't get screwed over and dropped from the card.

@amsterdamheavy & @goldstein: You're both right as well. This injury epidemic is at least 75% bullshit opponent dodging and/or insurance driven.
amsterdamheavy- December 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm
@goldstein: agreed! People picking and choosing, hiding behind injuries and then there's the "insurance factor" as well...
Deadpanda- December 5, 2012 at 11:49 am
Damn it, Viva! Stop it.
paperplane- December 5, 2012 at 11:41 am
El Guapo- December 5, 2012 at 11:38 am
Viva's the old man, Dana's the fat bastard. Yadda, yadda. Boom! Cursed, playa..
Viva Hate- December 5, 2012 at 11:28 am
I am going out on a limb here but Phil Davis will be pulled from the card purely based on the fact that it would fall under the Viva Hate curse of 2012.
Pen Fifteen- December 5, 2012 at 11:28 am
Good, maybe now they'll actually put Davis against someone who isn't clearly going through the motions at this point. All this injury did was spare Forrest from a 3-round wrestlefuck.
Fried Taco- December 5, 2012 at 11:14 am
At this rate, someone better take care of Arianny's and Brittney's breasts before an implant explodes! I volunteer to hold on to them and protect them day and night. Unless Jade takes me up on my offer of pre-fight sex, in which case to hell with the UFC girls!
bgoldstein- December 5, 2012 at 11:12 am
The Felice Herring/Gutierrez story got me thinking: Are *all* these UFC injuries legit? How many of them are made up to avoid fighting for different reasons? Not trying to cast doubt on Forrest, but the explosion in injury pullouts this year must have some additional explanation...right?