The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday announced that former lightweight champion
The fight is Sherk's first since falling short against
"I don't want to fight up-and-coming guys," he said. "You start fighting up-and-coming guys and you have to fight more guys to make your way up to the top. I want to fight the best of the best, and that's what I'm doing with this upcoming fight."
Xtreme Couture fighter Griffin appears to fit that bill. At 5-1 in his UFC career, Griffin has shown himself to be a relentless competitor inside the Octagon. Riding high off a decision win against
Griffin and Sherk were unavailable for comment at the time of this writing.