Saturday, December 4, 2021

Forrest Griffin Has Succesful Surgery, Expect Fall Return

The Las Vegas Sun spoke with Forrest Griffin's training Jimmy Gifford who informed them of Griffin's condition following surgery on his shoulder. Griffin was forced out of a scheduled bout with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and it looks like he'll make a come back in the fall:

“He saw a specialist in Los Angeles and had it worked on. It was minor surgery, nothing crazy. He'll start physical therapy in six weeks and be on the shelf for 12 weeks. We're not sure on a return, but October would be a good guess. Maybe late September… He ended up saying he couldn't do it and I told him, 'Forrest, I told you that three weeks ago.' For us to even have that conversation shows another step in his professionalism. There comes a time when a fighter has to say to himself, 'I'm a pro. I still want to do this for awhile. I have to stay healthy.' But I know it killed him to pull out. The UFC usually does a November show in the U.S. and a December show in Vegas. Rather than go oversees, we'll maybe do a November or December date. He can't stand the travel and he loves fighting in Las Vegas.”

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