Former UFC lightweight Tyson Griffin signs with World Series of Fighting

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

World Series of Fighting has added former UFC lightweight and featherweight Tyson Griffin to its roster.

Add one more ex-UFC fighter onto the World Series of Fighting roster. Today former UFC lightweight and featherweight Tyson Griffin announced on Twitter that he has signed with the promotion, and aims for an August debut:

Griffin (16-6) was a staple in the UFC, known for his exciting fights with Frankie Edgar, Sean Sherk, and Clay Guida. Last year he was released from the UFC following a 1-4 record in his final 5 fights, including a KO loss to Bart Palaszewski at UFC 137. It should be noted that while it was due to be his 2nd featherweight fight, he missed weight by 3 lbs. While not found out until last year, Griffin also failed his drug test at UFC 123, where he lost to Nik Lentz via controversial decision. In his first fight outside of the UFC since 2006, Griffin returned to lightweight and defeated TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero in the main event of RFA 4 in Las Vegas.

Other notable fighters on WSOF's lightweight roster include Antonio McKee, Jacob Volkmann, Ronys Torres, John Gunderson, Lyle Beerbohm, and Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante.

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