A concussion sustained in training forced Canadian T.J. Grant to withdraw from a scheduled title fight with Benson Henderson. Anthony Pettis then took Henderson's title, but lingering effects from the concussion have forced Grant to further delay a fight with Pettis.
In an interview with Fight Now TV, Grant talks about the long delay.
"I had to make a good decision for myself," explained Grant. "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.
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