Grant withdraws from lightweight title shot; Thomson steps in


 TJ Grant was scheduled to fight Benson Henderson for the lightweight title, but withdrew from injury, and Anthony Pettis jumped at the chance and took the lightweight belt. Grant was then guarenteed a shot at Pettis, but again has to withdraw from that opportunity:

Hey people. Quick update. Unfortunately I won't be fighting Pettis on dec 14. I am still not yet 100% n can't commit to fight. UFC is going With someone else instead. It sucks but it is the best for both myself and the UFC. Please don't worry. Ill be back and if I gotta fight Someone else to get back to where I wanna be then that's what I'm gonna do. I'm not bitter. Thanks

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Update: The UFC has now announced that Josh Thomson will step in to contend for the lightweight title, December 14th in Sacramento on FOX.


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duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

10/2/13 7:14 PM by duckhuntgangsta

Agreed. Big fan of both. I'd be happy for either fighter to win.

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10/2/13 7:13 PM by duckhuntgangsta

Well hot damn

slm181 site profile image  

9/18/13 6:35 AM by slm181

1. Hell yes and voted up. 2. I think were gonna see some sick kicks fly in this one! Cant Wait!

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9/18/13 6:27 AM by ssj


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9/18/13 4:40 AM by time traveling 12er

TT for Joe Jitsu.

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9/18/13 2:36 AM by Joe Rogan

2 things: One, it's crazy that TJ is this hurt.  That sounds like some serious shit.  I wish him well, and I really hope he recovers 100% because he's an excellent fighter, a great guy, and I'm a big fan. 2.  This fight with Thompson is going to be EPIC.  Thompson is game as fuck, and is very experienced.  He's also very well rounded, and before the Nate Diaz fight a lot of people thought he could have gotten the nod against Melendez in Strikeforce.  That fight with Gil was fucking incredible.  I really love this fight with him and Pettis.

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9/18/13 1:29 AM by mikerobmma

Wrong Thompson. site profile image  

9/17/13 11:01 PM by

Hope. Grant feels better soon bad gets cleared to fight. But I for one love thisnew match up. WAR WONDERBOY!

ender852 site profile image  

9/17/13 8:48 PM by ender852

Thompson should have won the 3rd Melendez fight, he was ripped off.

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9/17/13 7:39 PM by Bisping=Gatekeeper4Life

I voted your pantsless ass up