Posted On:9/23/2013 7:17pm
Concussion denies Canadian T.J. Grant a UFC title shot
A concussion has denied Canadian lightweight T.J. Grant a shot at the UFC title for a second time.
The 29-year-old from Cole Harbour, N.S., knocked out veteran Gray (The Bully) Maynard at UFC 160 in May to earn a title shot against Benson (Smooth) Henderson.
But that opportunity went instead to former WEC champion Anthony (Showtime) Pettis when a concussion sustained in training sidelined the Canadian. Pettis made the most of his chance, submitting Henderson in August to win the 155-pound crown.
The UFC said Grant would get first crack at Pettis, with a televised card Dec. 14 in Sacramento the likely stage.
Grant, however, explained in a series of tweets that he is still injured.
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TJ Grant trains out of Nova Uniao affiliated Fit Plus Martial Arts in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Hope he recovers quickly!
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Posted On:10/08/2013 8:19pm
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Unfortunate setback. I've been keeping tabs on this guy as well. I hope he gets back in the action soon.
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