MENU
#Conor McGregor #Cris Cyborg #UFC 211 #Nate Diaz #Bellator 179 #Rory MacDonald #Angela Magana #Paul Daley #Diaz vs. McGregor 2 #Jon Jones #Daniel Cormier


Tyson Griffin

Tyson Griffin

Tyson Griffin has long been considered one of the top fighters in the UFC’s lightweight division. He flirted with title contention, amassing seven wins and only two losses in his first nine bouts in the Octagon.

That’s when he hit a skid that lasted three fights.

It’s not like Griffin lost to nobodies. He dropped three-straight to Evan Dunham, Takanori Gomi, and Nik Lentz; the Dunham and Lentz bouts by razor-thin split decisions.

Having made the drop to featherweight once before in his career – he defeated former WEC kingpin Urijah Faber to win the Gladiator Challenge featherweight title – Griffin was confident that he could do it again.

“The weight cut was easier than I thought (it would be),” Griffin told MMAWeekly Radio after taking the plunge at UFC on Versus 4.

Having fought some of the best in the 155-pound division, Griffin didn’t want to do anything less at 145. He started his latest phase in the division against Top 10 ranked Manny Gamburyan, walking away with a unanimous decision victory.

Griffin doesn’t want to slow down either. He wants to keep racing head-on into the best that the UFC has to offer, not work his way up from the bottom of the barrel.

“I think I stack up great (at 145). I’m ready to fight more contenders and establish myself as number one,” he said.

“I’m ready to sign a fight with Kenny Florian or Chad Mendes or anybody that’s fought for the title or they consider number one. If Jose Aldo gets lined up for a fight and somebody gets injured, I’ll fight Jose Aldo next. I don’t care.”

That’s definitely aiming right at the top, but it’s not like Griffin isn’t used to fight top tier talent. He may be in a new weight class, fighting a slightly smaller version of the competition he faced at 155, but nothing’s changed. Griffin didn’t leave his skill set behind when he dropped 10 extra pounds.

“I’m definitely ready for the challenge.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Chas Skelly on Jason Knight scrap: 'There's only room for one redneck in this 145-pound UFC trailer park'

  • 29 days ago
  • 10 views

Set to face Jason Knight at UFC 211, featherweight Chas Skelly couldn’t be happier with the chance to count on massive presence from his hometown of Azle, Texas, at the Dallas card.Filed under: News, read news >>

Report: Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead booked for UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

The UFC’s lineup for its return to Brazil in June continues to grow with the addition of a welterweight fight. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

England's Darren Till meets Germany's Jessin Ayari at UFC Fight Night 109 in Sweden

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

A welterweight fight is the latest addition to next month’s UFC return to Sweden.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

David Michaud Looking to LFA Fight Night 1 to Propel Him Back to the UFC | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

David Michaud has his second fight in as many months when he matches up with Jake Lindsey in the LFA: Sioux Falls Fight Night 1 main event on Friday. read news >>

Stevie Ray says he almost finished Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 108 and wishes he had

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

The only thing Stevie Ray wishes about the biggest win of his career is that he’d have finished Joe Lauzon to avoid all talk of scoring controversy.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2431 with Bas Rutten and Stevie Ray

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Stream or download Monday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with Bas Rutten and Stevie Ray.Filed under: News, Radio, UFC read news >>

Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with new UFC Hall of Famer Maurice Smith, Ovince Saint Preux

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Maurice Smith and Ovince Saint Preux.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Growing Up Dana White (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 34 views

UFC president Dana White recently sat down to give some insight into what his life was like growing up. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 108 suspensions: 4 fighters draw potential 6-month terms in Nashville

  • 28 days ago
  • 28 views

A quartet of competitors from this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 108 face six-month suspensions if not cleared by doctors.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

The List: Who is the greatest UFC heavyweight champion of all time?

  • 28 days ago
  • 44 views

Brock Lesnar? Cain Velasquez? Randy Couture? Fabricio Werdum? MMAjunkie writers make their case for the greatest UFC heavyweight champion of all time.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>