Despite conspiracy theroies, Grant not guaranteed title shot on return

 

Injuries suck, especially when your the number one contender. Despite having earned a title shot at Benson Henderson, TJ Grant is not guaranteed his status after he had to pull out of the fight due to an injury:

"I want to do what’s best for me," he said. "I want to fight for a long time. I want to live a long time. I want to enjoy my baby girl and all that stuff, so I thought about it a lot and talked to the UFC doctor and all the doctors here. The decision was 100 percent mine."

And so, he pulled out. 

To the conspiracy theorists, Grant would like them to know that he wouldn't sell out for anything. And besides, he wasn't even guaranteed a title shot by matchmaker Joe Silva upon withdrawing. Sure, Grant hopes to fight the winner of Henderson-Pettis, but the only thing Silva told him is that if he has to take a step back, it will only be one, minor step; in other words, another likely title eliminator. 

Either way is fine with him. Of course he would prefer to fight for the belt, but right now, his health takes precedence. He thinks November would be about the ideal return date, giving him enough time to recover and then train. Grant is hoping to start some light exercise this week and then work slowly into things.

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The Loge site profile image  

7/16/13 12:56 PM by The Loge

BLACK HELICOPTERS!

liquidrob site profile image  

7/16/13 11:20 AM by liquidrob

So tired of the "title shot" talk all the time Its just silly at this point, almost every fight in the UFC is pretty much for a title shot, win or lose!

MITman2k site profile image  

7/16/13 11:00 AM by MITman2k

  "TJ Grant not guaranteed title shot upon return"  

Joshua King site profile image  

7/16/13 10:38 AM by Joshua King

EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION!!!!'

BernardHopkins site profile image  

7/16/13 10:29 AM by BernardHopkins

^ me either 

Aaron Becker site profile image  

7/16/13 10:27 AM by Aaron Becker

I can't keep these conspiracy theories straight

BernardHopkins site profile image  

7/16/13 10:20 AM by BernardHopkins

lol @ saying to conspiracy theorists he isnt guaranteed a shot when he returns i dont think that was ever the conspiracy theory i thought the conspiracy was pettis pulling out of the aldo fight due to injury, then grant pulling out of this fight,then pettis getting his title shot in the same month he was supposed to be fighting aldo

pegson123 site profile image  

7/16/13 9:43 AM by pegson123

U miss the boat. U miss the boat

Aaron Becker site profile image  

7/16/13 8:42 AM by Aaron Becker

I'd like to see that, I think Thompson could win and that will get him his title shot

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

7/16/13 3:45 AM by ChaosOverkill

"You get a title shot, have some cake!"   "Aww you banged your head training to be the best for the titleshot, NO MORE CAKE FOR YOU!"