by Michael David SmithMired in a three-fight losing streak, Tyson Griffin is in danger of losing his job in the UFC. But Griffin will get one more chance to try to turn things around, as the UFC has announced that he’ll move down to featherweight to take on Manny Gamburyan at UFC on Versus 4.
For Griffin, the move down to featherweight makes a lot of sense. He has had a great deal of success at 145 pounds in the past (he beat Urijah Faber to win the Gladiator Challenge featherweight title in 2005), and he probably would have stayed at 145 all along if the UFC had had a 145-pound division. In that sense, he’s a lot like Gamburyan, who left the UFC’s lightweight division for the WEC’s featherweight division in 2009.