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Forrest Griffin won’t be back in action until end of year

Forrest Griffin - UFC 148 WorkoutsUFC light heavyweight Forrest Griffin is one of the organization’s most popular fighters. He’s also one of the least active. Griffin hasn’t seen action more than twice a year since 2006, missed 2010 completely, and appears to only be on deck for a single scrap in 2013 similarly to his schedule in 2012.

Griffin is currently sidelined while recovering from knee surgery he was forced to get after straining multiple ligaments late last year, eliminating him from a December match-up with Phil Davis. However, according to Griffin, he’s already seeing the light and the end of the tunnel and should be back in action this fall.

“Doctor said my knee is doing great and I’ll be able to go in 6-7 months,” wrote Griffin recently on Twitter, joking, “We must have different definitions of the word great.”

The 33-year old is 19-7 in his career and won three of four fights since falling to Anderson Silva in 2009. He was last seen outpointing Tito Ortiz in July of last year.