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Nov 3, 2015 8:56 am

TJ Grant discusses potential UFC return

TJ Grant hasn’t been in the Octagon since May of 2013 when he scored an impressive TKO win over Gray Maynard in a title eliminator bout. Following the win, Grant was expected to face then-champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164, however a concussion sustained in training forced him out of the bout. Grant then went...

Sep 12, 2015 3:12 pm

Putin Grants Roy Jones Jr. Russian Citizenship

Back in August, boxer Roy Jones Jr. personally met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and asked to be granted Russian citizenship. Well, it looks like Putin thought it was a great idea and it was announced on the Kremlin website that Putin had indeed granted the boxer what he asked for. The website, LifeNews.ru, said that...


May 31, 2015 7:16 am

TJ Grant Feeling 100% and Hoping for a Return to the UFC

TJ Grant went from being weeks away from having the biggest fight of his life for the UFC Lightweight Championship to contemplating retirement due to concussions. Now, after making a full recovery, Grant is eyeing a return to the octagon. “I feel 100 percent healthy,” Grant told Leader Post in a recent interview. “It’s just...

May 13, 2015 9:31 am

No Hearing — Silva Granted New NSAC Postponement

Anderson Silva’s hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission has been delayed… again. The parties will now meet on June 5th to decide the fate on Anderson Silva’s future as a competitor. The meeting will determine whether or not Anderson Silva is, in fact, guilty of utilizing performance enhancing drugs walking into his bout with...

Mar 24, 2015 11:33 am

Vitor Belfort Granted License To Fight In Nevada

Former UFC champion, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort has been granted his license to fight Chris Weidman, by the State of Nevada’s NSAC. Belfort, who was likely the sole reason for the ban on TRT, originally tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone, during out-of-competition testing. He has since passed five random drug tests, and proved...

Feb 25, 2015 1:46 pm

Hendo Grants Fan’s Dark Autograph Request

Recently, Dan Henderson was approached by a fan with an autograph request to sign his picture of Michael Bisping unconscious after Dan Henderson landed his famous ‘H-Bomb’ at UFC 100. Hendo grabbed a picture of the autograph, which he uploaded to Twitter. First time signing this pic for a fan. Haha pic.twitter.com/gCWnHB65Tv — Dan Henderson...

Oct 7, 2014 1:25 pm

Grant Gives ‘No Timetable’ For Octagon Return

“It’s definitely difficult. The whole year’s been difficult. Being a professional fighter, you need to be at another level and I’m optimistic going forward that I’ll get better.” “I could fight tomorrow – I just know it wouldn’t be good for my long-term health. Physically, I can do everything I need to, it’s just my...

Aug 22, 2014 2:55 pm

Daley finally granted visa to fight again in the United States

According to Bellator President Scott Coker, Paul “Semtex” Daley (34-13-2 MMA) has finally been granted a working visa from the United States government, which will allow him to resume his fight career with the Viacom-owned organization. Daley has not fought on American soil since July of 2012, when he defeated Rudy Bears via first-round TKO at Bellator 72....

Aug 18, 2014 4:25 pm

Sydney Crosby Reaches Out To TJ Grant During Concussion Recovery

TJ Grant has been absent from the Octagon for nearly a year after suffering a concussion during training while rolling JiuJitsu, and hasn’t been able to shake the adverse effects from the concussion. He revealed that one of the NHL’s biggest stars, Sydney Crosby reached out to him to offer support since Crosby missed nearly...

Aug 11, 2014 5:57 pm

TJ Grant Ready To Return, Wants Cerrone Or Diaz

TJ Grant has been absent from the UFC for over a year now after suffering a concussion during training. Prior to that he was in the lightweight title picture after winning 5 straight, including an impressive TKO win over Gray Maynard. He spoke with FOX Sports about his return: “I would personally like to fight...

Jul 23, 2014 11:08 am

NSAC Grants Vitor Belfort A License To Fight Weidman In December

Just moments ago in Las Vegas, Nevada, Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort was granted a license to fight Chris Weidman on December 6 in Las Vegas. Prior to today’s NSAC hearing it was unknown if Vitor could overcome failed drug tests and a ban on TRT to return to action and get his promised UFC title...

May 19, 2014 6:18 am

T.J. Grant: ‘Tito Looked Terrible Against Much Smaller Guy’

Top UFC lightweight, T.J. Grant didn’t think Tito Ortiz impressed last Saturday at Bellator 120. In fact, the former UFC number-one contender thinks his performance was ‘terrible’. Check it: Guess who's back? Wow. Looked terrible. Beat a small 85er. #mrirrelevant — TJ Grant (@TJ_Grant) May 18, 2014

May 9, 2014 10:21 am

T.J. Grant’s Trainer Wants Cruz and Zingano Removed From Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant hasn’t seen the Octagon since May of 2013 when he knocked out Gray Maynard in the beginning of the first round, extending Grant’s win streak to five. The fight served as a lightweight title eliminator and it appeared Grant would fight Anthony Pettis in December of 2013, however...

May 7, 2014 8:30 pm

Dana White Explains Grant and Diaz Ranking Removals

“Everyone is talking about Nate Diaz being removed and so has TJ Grant, for inactivity. Early on we let Dominick Cruz hold the title for as long as we did. But it’s unfair for the guys who are staying active. When you have a guy like TJ Grant and they have an injury, that’s pretty...

May 6, 2014 11:13 am

Injured T.J. Grant Removed From UFC Rankings

  Top UFC lightweight T.J. Grant has been removed from the UFC’s official rankings following a lengthy layoff from competition. The Canadian grappler rose through the UFC’s lightweight ranks to earn a title shot against Benson Henderson. An injury forced him out of that contest, making way for Anthony Pettis and the rest of the...

Apr 29, 2014 5:43 pm

Michael Johnson: Grant is milking his injury

The UFC’s #3 ranked lightweight T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has been out of action for almost a year now due to lingering symptoms from a concussion he suffered in mid-2013. Grant’s current #3 ranking apparently doesn’t sit well with fellow UFC lightweight Michael Johnson, enough so that “The Menace” actually tweeted to UFC...

Apr 21, 2014 8:43 pm

Khabib Wants Title Shot, Will Settle On Cerrone, Grant Or Diaz

“If they do not announce me as the next challenger for the title, then my next fight will likely take place in the autumn… I do not know who my opponent will be. I will eventually get them all. If the situation will develop in this way, then I would gladly take a fight against...

Feb 27, 2014 6:03 pm

Dan Henderson Will Most Likely Be Granted TRT Exemption In Brazil

The aftershock from the announcement that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is banning TRT usage immediately is still being felt throughout the MMA world. Dan Henderson is a known TRT user and is scheduled to fight Mauricio Shogun Rua in Brazil on March 23, and it seems he wont have anything to worry about as...

Jan 29, 2014 12:58 pm

UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant Eyeing October Return To Action

We’re still a long way off from October, but that’s when the UFC’s top lightweight contender and Canadian resident, T.J. Grant, is looking to get back inside the Octagon. Grant earned his shot at the UFC’s lightweight title back when Benson Henderson was champ. But due to injury, the Canadian born fighter hasn’t seen action...

Jan 13, 2014 4:59 pm

Roland Delorme And Davey Grant To Square Off At UFC Fight Night 37 In London

The UFC announced a new matchup for an upcoming card today, as bantamweights Roland Delorme and TUF 18 finalist Davey Grant will be facing off at the UFC Fight Night 37 show, which will be taking place in March. A light heavyweight scrap between recent title contender Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa headlines the card, which will...

Jan 8, 2014 12:42 pm

Top UFC Lightweight TJ Grant Still Concussed, Not Cleared To Train Or Fight

TJ Grants was supposed to fight Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight title after a picture perfect dismantling of Gray Maynard. Unfortunately, the Canadian based fighter suffered a concussion in training last July and was forced to withdraw. He again, was supposed to return in December against Anthony Pettis, but as of today, Grant isn’t...

Dec 4, 2013 7:51 am

QUICK TWITT | TUF 18 Runner-Up Davey Grant Inks UFC Contract

Even though Team Alpha Male’s Chris Holdsworth was crowned the TUF 18 champion with his win over Davey Grant last weekend, the tournament final runner-up still gets his shot on the big stage of the UFC. According to a recent twitter post made by the U.K.’s Grant he too has inked a UFC deal. Check...