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TJ Grant Comments On Pettis Trying To Jump The Line: “It Was Pretty Dirty”

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan

TJ Grant recently spoke on the ESPN UFC podcast about numerous things ranging from TRT to Anthony Pettis. Grant, who has been quiet on the situation of Pettis asking for Grant’s August 31st title shot against Ben Henderson, opened up with his thoughts on the situation saying:

“I wish it was handled a little differently; him of all people, I think it was disrespectful, to do that against someone who has earned the right to fight is not right.”

“Unfortunately he got hurt but it was low class, I thought. I didn’t want to get into the whole talking thing. I got here legitimately and earned it. Ultimately, what he was saying was that he wanted my title shot which was incredibly disrespectful. It was pretty dirty.”

“He’s 26 years old and hes a great fighter I think he’ll be a champion one day, but this is my time right now.”

“It’s in the past now: He’s out, I’m in. It’s going to be a series of little battles in a big battle against Benson Henderson. He’s the man, and I want to beat the man and be champion. It’s what I’ve always wanted.”

Pettis, who was set to face Jose Aldo August 3rd had to withdraw from the fight after suffering a partial tear in his meniscus, is still opponentless as of right now.

TJ Grant on the other hand is set to face Benson Henderson for the lightweight title on August 31st.

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6 Comments to TJ Grant Comments On Pettis Trying To Jump The Line: “It Was Pretty Dirty”

  1. Will says:

    When you put something in quotes, you are to be directly relaying what someone else said. Grant NEVER said “Pettis is dirty,” as the title of the article would make you believe. He said, according to your reporting, “…he wanted my title shot which was incredibly disrespectful. It was pretty dirty.”

    I’m not a reporter, nor did I go to school for it. But please… put appropriate titles for the articles…

  2. real homies says:

    I agree with TJ, Pettis is a dirty sanchez for trying to take what he has earned. Pettis screwed himself over and he has no one to blame but himself!

  3. clay guida says:

    let the whiny prick pettis wait

  4. 757 says:

    Grant’s a good fighter he should get the shot. The only problem with Grant is he has some dumb fans from Canada like sasquatch (a.k.a. assquatch) who try to hype him just because he is from Canada…..as if it matters what country you come from. Anyway, he can’t help the dumb fans he has that don’t know much about the sport. Fans like assquatch who just like to swear and curse at people who don’t share the same opinion as them. He is a good fighter. I guess Canada needs something to be proud of now that they don’t get to play for the stanley cup anymore :)

  5. Ddddddddd says:

    Grants rite by me but I’d rather see Pettis fight him.

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