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Phil Davis pulled from UFC 155 lineup

Phil DavisA recent injury to UFC light heavyweight Forrest Griffin has not only resulted in his removal from a scheduled scrap at UFC 155 but, apparently, caused opponent Phil Davis’ withdrawal as well. The two talented 205ers were set to serve as the December 29 event’s co-headlining clash before Griffin went down with a torn MCL and strained ACL.

While it was initially thought the UFC would find a replacement for Griffin, organization head Dana White has confirmed Davis would be shifted to a different show based on the amount of time involved and a lack of a suitable substitute.

White’s comments came to media during a pre-event press conference for UFC on FOX 5 and MMAWeekly was on hand to document them.

The 10-1 Davis is coming off a submission win in October over Brazilian Wagner Prado. He has also exited the Octagon with his hand raised against the likes of Brian Stann, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and Alexander Gustafsson.


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