565 Search Results for grant

Nov 21, 2013 11:14 am

UFC Lightweight Contender T.J. Grant Benched Until Further Notice

UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) just can’t seem to catch a break. After putting together a five-fight win streak, which included a first-round starching of former title challenger Gray Maynard, Grant was awarded a title shot against then champion Benson Henderson, which was supposed to take place at August’s UFC 164...

Oct 31, 2013 1:52 pm

Rafael dos Anjos Says No to Henderson, Wants TJ Grant in Singapore

Sorry, “Bendo”, Rafael dos Anjos (20-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) has other fighters on his mind while swimming upstream in the UFC’s Lightweight division. And why wouldn’t he? Recently, the well-stocked pool of contenders has seen some new faces make waves, ousting former mainstays in the process. Dos Anjos’ most recent win against the once-indestructible Donald...

Oct 21, 2013 11:48 am

Melendez Steals Contender Slot From T.J. Grant With UFC 166 Performance

Few fights have ever, or will ever live up to what was UFC 166’s Melendez vs. Sanchez fight. The two lightweight fighters threw down for 15-minutes straight until the eventual winner, Gilbert Melendez, got his hand raised. UFC President Dana White is putting Melendez right back up in the contender chair and as he told...


Sep 20, 2013 11:00 am

Dana White Confirms T.J. Grant Still In Lightweight Title Hunt

“The kid’s just got to take his time, heal up, and relax and we’ll see what happens. The belt’s going to be there no matter who has the belt. It will be there and we’ll figure the T.J. Grant thing out when T.J. Grant gets healthy.” Canada’s own, T.J. Grant earned a shot at UFC...

Sep 16, 2013 8:00 pm

TJ Grant Withdraws From Title Bout with Anthony Pettis

TJ Grant was recently placed back on his title hunt which was first derailed in the weeks leading up to his scheduled fight with former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, dropping out of the fight due to a concussion sustained in training camp. Anthony Pettis stepped in for Grant at UFC 164 and defeated Henderson...

Sep 12, 2013 11:00 am

Anthony Pettis vs. T.J. Grant Targeted for UFC on FOX 9 Main Event

  UFC officials announced that they are working to book a fight between newly crowned lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis (pictured), and top contender, T.J. Grant, for the December 14 card on UFC on FOX 9.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC on FOX 9 card continues to take shape as UFC officials announced Wednesday...

Sep 3, 2013 8:26 pm

Dana White Confirms TJ Grant vs. Anthony Pettis for Lightweight Title

After a whirlwind of injuries, card shifts, and late replacements, the past two PPV events have featured two title fights with opponents who weren’t originally booked. Well the only person to not benefit from the event modifications was TJ Grant (21-5), who was forced out of the UFC 164 main event leaving a title shot...

Sep 2, 2013 12:11 pm

T.J. Grant Wants Pettis: ‘I feel like I’ve earned it’

T.J. Grant watched from the sidelines this past weekend a title fight in which he was supposed to be.  Though an injury forced the lightweight out of the fight against Henderson at UFC 164, Grant believes he has earned himself the next shot at the new champion, Anthony Pettis.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC...

Jul 23, 2013 12:20 pm

With Pettis Booked, Thomson Eyes Fight With Grant For Contender Slot

“I’m begging and pleading for it. I’ve made it very clear that whoever they decide they want me to fight, that’s going to make it the fastest way to the title, that’s who I’ll fight. T.J. would be great. I mean obviously they offered him the title shot and things didn’t work out, he got...

Jul 16, 2013 1:02 pm

UFC 161 drug tests come back clean, Dan Hendo not granted TRT exemption

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Drug tests from June’s UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson card have returned and all fighter’s tests came back negative. MMAJunkie confirmed the results with Marc Ratner the UFC’s senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. Dan Henderson, who has received TUEs (Testosterone Use Exemption) giving him the ability to...

Jul 16, 2013 9:56 am

TJ Grant Not Promised Title Shot Once Returned From Injury

“I’m not scared to fight anyone,” he said. “If I was healthy and I knew that I could get in shape, I would’ve [tried it.]. It’s a little scary. I wanted to kind of make the best decision for myself.” … “I want to do what’s best for me,” he said. “I want to fight...

Jul 16, 2013 9:10 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Out BJ Penn & TJ Grant

“I have asked for a fight with BJ Penn but I have not received a response,” he said. “Perhaps they have different plans for him. I wanted to fight someone I watched on TV when I was younger. He is a legend. “If BJ is not available I would love to fight (TJ) Grant. If...

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

T.J. Grant Kills Conspiracy Rumors, Reveals Concussion To Blame For UFC 164 Removal

The legitimate UFC lightweight number one contender, TJ Grant, was recently forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 164 title fight against Benson Henderson with an injury. In his place comes Anthony Pettis and as a result UFC fans have been crying conspiracy. The Canadian, Grant, took to twitter to kill these rumors and explain...

Jul 12, 2013 10:26 pm

UFC 164 Update: TJ Grant Injured, Anthony Pettis in to Rematch Benson Henderson

In a fight fans have wanted for quite some time, Anthony Pettis will fill in for the injured TJ Grant to challenge Benson Henderson’s lightweight championship at UFC 164.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Anthony Pettis will finally get his UFC title shot, and rematch, against current UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson.  Pettis will...

Jul 9, 2013 7:00 am

Chris Leben Was Granted Exemption for Suboxone Prior to UFC 162

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News has surfaced following UFC 162 that the Nevada State Athletic Commission granted UFC middleweight Chris Leben permission to use the prescription opioid medication Suboxone. Leben (22-10 MMA, 12-9 UFC) lost his fight on the card in a split decision to Andrew Craig (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at this past Saturday’s event. With his exemption granted by...

Jun 27, 2013 9:07 am

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...

Jun 17, 2013 12:06 pm

Pettis Wants TJ Grant To Step Aside So He Can Face Benson Henderson

Anthony Pettis wants to leapfrog to yet another title shot opportunity. The highly-entertaining Pettis was set to drop from lightweight to featherweight to take on UFC champion Jose Aldo before a knee injury put an end to their scheduled UFC 163 headliner. So now Pettis wants to return to 155 and take on champion Benson...

Jun 10, 2013 2:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 2) TJ Grant on Fight With Henderson: “I’m Going to Hit Benson Really, Really, Really Hard” | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August 31st. TJ has been a long-time guest and...

Jun 7, 2013 1:04 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 1) TJ Grant Talks Win Over Maynard and How He’s “Incredibly Motivated” for Title Fight with Benson Henderson | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August...

Jun 4, 2013 7:44 pm

Benson Henderson Set to Defend Title Against T.J. Grant at UFC 164

UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson (19-2) is officially schedule to face top contender T.J. Grant (21-5) at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. UFC 164 takes place on August 31, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Henderson last fought Gilbert Melendez, winning a close split-decision over the former Strikeforce lightweight champion. The fight was closely contested...

May 30, 2013 6:00 am

EDITORIAL | Benson Henderson Has His Hands Full With the Brutal TJ Grant

By JAKE CHASTAIN | There is no such thing as an easy title fight. Benson Henderson knows this first hand. That’s part of the reason every single one of Henderson’s UFC title fights have gone the distance. The competition level is the highest of highs when you’re a UFC Champion. Henderson is one of the...