World Series of Fighting continues to add UFC veterans to its roster, as Tyson Griffin has announced via Twitter that he’s signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion. Griffin has joined a growing list of former Octagon competitors, that includes names like Jon Fitch, Andre Arlovski, Anthony Johnson and Jacob Volkmann among several others.
The former Xtreme Couture fighter announced that he’s “excited” about the signing, and thanked WSOF President Ray Sefo as well as matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz. Griffin also revealed that he’s hoping to fight on the promotion’s August card, but did not mention the next WSOF event on June 14th.
Griffin was let go by the UFC in 2011 after putting together an 8-6 record in the Octagon. Near the end of his time with the promotion, however, he dropped four of his last five fights, which included KO losses to Bart Palaszewski and Takanori Gomi.
Most recently, Griffin scored a unanimous decision win over former TUF winner Efrain Escudero, while fighting for Resurrection Fighting Alliance in November.
It will be interesting to see who WSOF matches Griffin up first. What are the odds it will be a Strikeforce or UFC vet?
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