BLOCKBUSTER NEWS: Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin at UFC 101
MMABay can EXCLUSIVELY reveal the blockbuster news that UFC middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva will again step up to 205 pounds to take on former light heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin at UFC 101 on August 8th.
MMABay has been informed of the bout by a source close to one of the two men but we are unable to reveal who it is at this time as they wish to remain anonymous.
The UFC have become disappointed with Silva lately after two lack lustre displays inside the octagon and they plan to “teach him a lesson” by matching him up with a man who always comes to fight, Forrest Griffin.
The UFC hope that by moving Silva back up to light heavyweight it will reignite the fire in him that saw him become the most dominant champion ever seen in the UFC without putting his 185 pound title at risk.
We were able to squash the rumour a week ago that Griffin’s original opponent, Thiago Silva, was injured and this is still the case. Instead the UFC have simply decided to switch Griffin’s opponent and that is why he has been preparing to face a southpaw over the past week at Xtreme Couture.
Silva vs. Griffin will now form part of one of the biggest cards of the year in Philadelphia on August 8th. Also on the card is 155 pound champion, B.J. Penn taking on number one contender, Kenny Florian in a fight fans have waited months to see.
By Michael Pepper.