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Report: Forrest Griffin Out All Of 2009 Due To Hand Injury

Forrest Griffin

Forrest Griffin

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, who suffered a broken hand in his unsuccessful title defense against Rashad Evans at UFC 92 in late-December, will reportedly miss the rest of 2009 as a result of the injury, The Sun reports.

Griffin had been expected to return to the octagon by May, possibly for a fight against fellow former title-holders Chuck Liddell or Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, but will be unable to return to action until fall at the earliest, according to the report.

The UFC was widely expected to book a light heavyweight championship bout between Evans and “Rampage” over a rematch between Jackson and Griffin, but the injury forces the UFC into booking the title bout, potentially as the headliner for UFC 100 in July.

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