TJ Grant Explains Concussion Injury: Headaches and Periods Of Fog To Blame For Cancelled Title Fights
“I had to make a good decision for myself. Your brain is a different story. I still haven’t trained really, at all. I haven’t been on the mats, at all, for three months. I just want to do what’s best for myself. I’m not starting training unless my brain is 100 percent. It’s hard to say how serious it was. I was never knocked out, I didn’t see stars or anything. I just got hit in the head. I put my head out to stop a sweep. But I also fought two weeks before and I took a couple shots in that fight too, so maybe I shouldn’t have been training, I don’t know. It just happened. I’m just looking to be as safe as possible and get myself back to 100 percent and then resume my career. I accept the risks involved with this job, it’s a contact sport [but] I’m not 100 percent. I still have mild headaches, a little bit of fog. It’s more of just the fog.than anything, and when you exercise it can make it worse. I want my long-term health, no matter what. This isn’t fun, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.”
Speaking with Fight Now TV, the UFC’s top lightweight contender and true number-one title challenger, TJ Grant, disclosed why he’s put himself on the shot and backed out of what is now two title shots in the UFC.