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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3 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    Sucks for Davis, it seems the hits keep coming with Zuffa MMA

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    From DW’s twitter: The UFC curse strikes again. Tim Means slips in sauna and KO’s himself so now Marcus LeVesseur vs Abel Trujillo

    Now that’s kinda funny.

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  • Screenplaya says:

    I say, give Phil Davis a crack at Shogun when he is ready. Davis has been instrumental in the right-sizing of bloated 205ers. Brian Stann and Tim Boetsch each fought Davis at 205, were physically dominated, and immediately cut down to 185. I think it would be best for the sport to let him scrape Shogun around the cage for 15 minutes so he finally realizes he has to move down.

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