Dustin Poirier vs. Josh Grispi at UFC 125

source: heavy.com
 

Josh Grispi was scheduled to challenge Jose Aldo at  UFC 125 on Jan 1, for the featherweight championship in the co-main event of the evening, but Aldo was forced to pull out of the fight on Tuesday due to compressed vertebrae in his neck.

Jutst 24 hours later, Featherweight Dustin Poirier has agreed to fill in for injured UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and will face Josh Grispi..

Poirier last faced Zach Micklewright at “WEC 53: Faber vs. Mizugaki.” The Louisiana native swarmed Micklewright from the opening bell, beating him via TKO in just 53 seconds.

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shanoknowsmma site profile image  

12/11/10 4:00 PM by shanoknowsmma

 Yeah, now read my entire article... UFC to Relegate 145 & Under Fights...!???

Bill Mahoney site profile image  

12/11/10 3:33 PM by Bill Mahoney

Sux for Grispi.He was co-main event and gonna win the UFC belt and be a huge star.And aldo...who never won the belt pulls out and now it's a prelim vs a guy he will get no props for.I fear aldo is actually out for awhile...and if so, josh deserves interim belt shot after this.And hopefully unlike aldos that 1 will be won in the cage.

GriffinQ site profile image  

12/7/10 12:56 PM by GriffinQ

Why would it be? Aldo pulls out of one fight that was only a few months after his most recent one, with a temporary injury....it's not like Carwin vs Mir, where you didn't know if Lesnar would ever be coming back...Aldo should be back soon  

Apoc site profile image  

12/7/10 12:44 PM by Apoc

 It might be a snoozer if Maynard manages to knock himself out again...

orcus site profile image  

12/7/10 12:06 PM by orcus

Yes, whereas adding Grispi/Poirier will get the masses clamoring to order the card. Two guys no one but the absolute most hardcore fans have ever even heard of. What on earth makes you think this would be at the "top of this card"?By the way, the first Edgar/Maynard wasn't a snoozer, so I don't know why this one would be.

Nanook site profile image  

12/7/10 11:57 AM by Nanook

Grispi rules. He doesn't give a damn who you put him in there with, the guy just wants to fight.

orcus site profile image  

12/7/10 11:52 AM by orcus

This is stupid, they should just postpone the fight.

Apoc site profile image  

12/7/10 11:26 AM by Apoc

 Couldn't it be for the interim championship?

EBM site profile image  

11/25/10 8:41 AM by EBM

Dustin Poirier has been fighting at 155, not 145. At least if they did Grispi vs. Chad Mendes they could have pulled off an interim title fight.

Chris site profile image  

11/24/10 6:10 PM by Chris

grispi is the man. I'm sure he had the option to wait it out, but knowing him he said give me some muthaf*cker to fight or I'll go crazy.