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Tuesday, 07/23/2013, 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 injured, and I’m not going to be ready anyway until probably the end of September or early October, as far as being able to train hard and go at it, and T.J. said he’d be ready in November, so I think it’s perfect. I’m not asking for any favors, I want to fight the toughest and best guys that are going to get me to the title the fastest. That’s it … that’s all I want.”

In his latest interview with Ariel Helwani, Josh Thomson calls out the former number one contender, T.J. Grant for a chance to take his slot in the lightweight division.

Grant was forced out of his title shot with Benson Henderson with an injury and Anthony Pettis took his slot.

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4 Comments to With Pettis Booked, Thomson Eyes Fight With Grant For Contender Slot

  1. Big daddy says:

    How about Jim miller, Jamie Varner, gray Maynard. He needs to win more than one fight for no 1 contender status. Thompson isn’t even exciting.

  2. Ollie says:

    He’s coming off a pretty impressive KO of the previous #1 Contender in Nate Diaz. Why shouldn’t he get a fight with Grant?

  3. 757 says:

    He can fight Grant but I agree with Big Daddy…He needs to win a couple for getting an instant shot

  4. KIDD433 says:

    +1 he needs to earn his shot. He can fight at the top of the division, and we’ll see what happens. I just hope it’s not Melendez ever again. Wouldn’t mind seeing him and Cerrone

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