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UPDATE: Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin On For UFC 101

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According to MMAJunkie 

UFC officials have scrapped the aforementioned Light Heavyweight Bout between Forrest Griffin & Thiago Silva for a blockbuster bout between Anderson Silva & Forrest Griffin at UFC 101.

via MMAJunkie:

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will apparently scrap a UFC 101 bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin (16-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and top contender Thiago Silva (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in favor of a Griffin vs. Anderson Silva (24-4 MMA, 9-0 UFC) match-up.

Sources close to the organization today told a meeting was held last week to discuss the Anderson Silva vs. Griffin bout and that verbal agreements may now be in place.

If this does take place that's a huge matchup for UFC 101 which is to be headlined by BJ Penn, lightweight champion, defending his gold against Kenny Florian.  Hopefully we'll have confirmation on this soon.

What do you guys think of this match up?

[Note by Kelvin Hunt, 04/28/09 1:46 PM EDT ] Chris Nelson of BloodyElbow With An Update On This:

UPDATED at 1:29 PM by Chris Nelson: We're hearing conflicting reports on this right now, so take it with a grain of salt for the time being. Junkie has broken stories with their "sources" in the past, but someone close to Forrest just posted on the UG that Forrest has been in contact with him and this fight is absolutely not happening.

Stay Tuned.

UPDATE #2-According to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports:

Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White made good on his promise to land a significant fight for suddenly under siege middleweight champion Anderson Silva, telling Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday that he had signed a deal for Silva to face ex-light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin in the co-main event of UFC 101 in Philadelphia on Aug. 8

White wanted to find a fighter who would challenge Silva, winner of a UFC record nine consecutive fights, and believes he has done it by signing Griffin.

“Forrest loved the idea and said he’d do it right away, and Anderson told me he would fight anyone I wanted him to fight, no matter who it is,” White said. “So we got the deal.”

Also, Anderson Silva wants to fight Fedor:

White said that Silva also expressed an interest in fighting heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, who is under contract with Affliction. White has made several attempts to sign Emelianenko, none successful.

Soares confirmed that Silva would like a fight with Emelianenko and said that size wouldn’t be an issue. Silva walks around between fights at 215 and Emelianenko fights around 230.

So, it looks like Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin is a done deal.  Plus, Anderson SIlva wants to fight Fedor.  Wow.