UFC's Forrest Griffin Takes Injury Photo, Shows Horribly Mangled Knee

McKinley NobleCorrespondent IDecember 24, 2012

Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Forrest Griffin during a light heavyweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Forrest Griffin won't have to worry about losing to a guy in pink tights, thanks to his knee injury.

Although he was originally scheduled to fight Phil Davis as part of the main card at UFC 155, Griffin was ultimately forced to pull out of the match after citing a knee injury.

Now, we know just how bad the damage really was.

Sending out a rather gruesome photo from his Twitter account, Griffin revealed his patched-up knee, now a swollen mess of stitching, scrapes and medical tape.

Griffin has battled a few injuries during the course of his Octagon career, the most common one being a recurring shoulder injury that sidelined him from a UFC 114 bout with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

However, this MCL tear and ACL strain appears to be the worst one yet.

UFC 155 has been plagued with injuries and schedule changes from the get-go.

Previously, middleweight contender Chris Weidman dropped out of a match with Tim Boetsch due to shoulder injury, while top lightweight Gray Maynard was scrubbed from his fight with Joe Lauzon after complications to his knee necessitated surgery.

Both fighters have been replaced by Constantinos Philippou and Jim Miller, respectively.

Hopefully, UFC 155 stays intact with its main event, a heavyweight title fight between champion Junior dos Santos and challenger Cain Velasquez. If so, the card will go down this Saturday, Dec. 29, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.