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Rashad Evans Granted Immediate Title Shot With Forrest Griffin
After the stunning second round knockout of Chuck Liddell on Saturday night, UFC President Dana White announced that “Sugar” Rashad Evans will be granted a immediate title shot with Forrest Griffin, rumored to take place at UFC 92 on December 27 in Las Vegas.
White announced the news a the UFC 88 post fight press conference, but would not confirm the date.
” Lorenzo (Fertitta), Joe (Silva) and I got together and thought yeah, he deserves the title shot….How could you say, ‘No, he doesn’t deserve the shot’ after [the Liddell fight]?”