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Tuesday, 09/17/2013, 10:56 am

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Pettis: ‘I know what Thomson brings to the fight’


Last night we learned that top lightweight contender T.J. Grant was forced out of his second scheduled title shot with an injury.

This revelation lead to a new title fight being booked between newly crowned champion, Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson.

Through his Jiu Jitsu coach, Diego Moraes, the UFC champ released the following statement to MMAFighting.com:

“I already expected that Thomson would get the shot. “I know TJ would’ve been a tough fight, and I feel for him, but I will be prepared (for Thomson). It’s a different game, but he’s a striker so it’s a good match-up for us. We’ve trained jiu-jitsu together once in Hawaii, so I know what he can bring to the fight.”

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