Benson Henderson surprised to be facing Grant next

Monday, May 27, 2013

The one person watching the UFC 160 bout between TJ Grant and Gray Maynard with the most vested interested was undoubtedly lightweight champion Benson Henderson. He of course, was already committed to fight the winner in his next title defense. However, even he was suprised at the outcome:

“I am a little bit surprised. I think most people had Gray winning. Most people picked Gray to win and not only did T.J. prove everyone wrong, but in the manner and in the fashion that he did it, pretty impressive performance for him. I did (think Maynard was going to win). I thought Gray was going to be the next guy I faced. I was already kind of preparing for that and now I got a new guy to prepare for.

I don’t know a whole lot about T.J. to be honest. I know he’s 5-0 at 155 now, he used to be a 170 pounder. From what I’ve seen of him, from the promos and highlights and stuff, he doesn’t seem too flashy. He’s one of those guys, a grinder, good fundamentals and solid. It is going to be my job to learn about him the next month or so to get ready for him.”

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