by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
UFC lightweight standout Tyson Griffin was forced to withdraw from his most recently scheduled bout against Jim Miller at UFC 108 in early January. It was the first time in his career he had to bow out due to injury.
MMAWeekly.com sources close to the situation on Monday indicated that Griffin is well on his way to being fully healed, adding he’s likely to return to the Octagon on June 12 in Vancouver.
Griffin’s manager, Tom Call, told MMAWeekly.com on Monday, “Tyson is back training. He’s doing good, progressing well.”
But what about the rumored return at UFC 115 in June?
“He would be ready by then for sure,” said Call. “But we don’t have a date or opponent yet. We’re just focused on getting Tyson back to 100 percent, expecting another tough challenge, whoever they throw at him.”
Griffin has been one to rise to the challenge more often than not. He has amassed a 14-2 record with more than half his fights in the Octagon. His only miscues have been decision losses to title challenger Frankie Edgar and former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk.
Griffin hasn’t fought since a second round stoppage of former WEC champion Hermes Franca last September.