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Physics, fiscal matters fuel feather move

Originally Published: June 23, 2011
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

Two bouts into his pro career, Tyson Griffin said yes to Urijah Faber and a chance.

There was one catch, though -- he needed to shed 10 pounds to fight at featherweight.

"It wasn't like I wanted to go down there," Griffin said. "It was my third fight and it was a big opportunity, so I decided to take the risk of cutting weight.

"It paid off."

Griffin stopped Faber -- his first loss in nine fights -- and made a name for himself. Then, Griffin quickly bulked back up ...

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