Jardine Replaces Forrest in Thiago Silva Bout
Thiago Silva had agreed to a bout with Forrest Griffin. In fact Griffin, had agreed as well. That all changed after Anderson Silva’s UFC 97 performance. With fans complaining about a second consecutive lackluster Silva performance, Dana White and the UFC stepped in and stole Forrest from one Silva (Thiago) and gave him to another (Anderson).
One day after Forrest was pulled from his UFC 101 fight, Thiago Silva learned that his new opponent will be Keith Jardine at UFC 102. Thiago Silva is coming off of a loss to Lyoto Machida while The Dean of Mean recently lost a decision against Rampage Jackson.
UFC 102 is going to be held in Portland, Oregon. Rumoured to be on the card is Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Randy Couture in a Heavyweight tilt.