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5/27/13 10:41 PM
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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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5/27/13 10:43 PM
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Hope Grant continues his streak and KOs the split-decisionator, Bendo. Phone Post
5/27/13 10:44 PM
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Im surprised too. Bendo by sub rd4
5/27/13 10:45 PM
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TJ will be the champ Phone Post 3.0
5/27/13 10:45 PM
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Grant so Diaz can step in a take that belt.
5/27/13 10:48 PM
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AllAmericanBoxing - Hope Grant continues his streak and KOs the split-decisionator, Bendo. Phone Post
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5/27/13 10:52 PM
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If there is anybody I wouldn't mind seeing taking the championship from Bendo, it's Grant Phone Post
5/28/13 12:03 AM
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bendo puts him on his back repeatedly, 5 round UD

5/28/13 12:21 AM
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Why? Didnt he just STOMP the #1 contender in a couple minutes?
5/28/13 1:01 AM
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Grant ko rnd 2.
5/28/13 1:04 AM
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Wasa-B - Why? Didnt he just STOMP the #1 contender in a couple minutes?
#1 contender is fighting aldo! Phone Post 3.0
5/28/13 1:21 AM
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Grant has this, benson will just play with his hair the whole time Phone Post
5/28/13 2:28 AM
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I must say this kid snuck up on me. I know nothing about TJ Grant. I will of course change that after Sunday morning's announcement. He must have been on every card I didn't order. Phone Post 3.0
5/28/13 8:13 AM
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Maybe Bendo will actually finish a fight soon.
5/28/13 9:28 AM
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panthonyjr - I must say this kid snuck up on me. I know nothing about TJ Grant. I will of course change that after Sunday morning's announcement. He must have been on every card I didn't order. Phone Post 3.0

Thats because the ufc kept bumping him from the main card. 

 

Grant beat Jonny Hendricks (imo) or at the least gave him more trouble than anyone else has

ko'd Wiman in epic fashion

would have broke Roller's arm if the ref hadn't stopped it 

beat and bloodied Evan Dunham 

made Carlos Prator look like a blue belt on the ground.

slept Kevin Burns with a nasty uppercut

 

He fought tough guys (almedia, Stun gun, and big rig etc) at 170 and was never close to being finished by them.

5/28/13 9:30 AM
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If, and i say if, Bendo beats TJ, a sub would be the least likely method imo. TJ's BJJ is top notch; methinks he's taking the belt via matching Hendersons pace leading to TKO stoppage. Phone Post 3.0
5/28/13 9:34 AM
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Grant is a beast and a horrible style matchup for decision fighters.
5/28/13 10:04 AM
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That's kinda "disrespectful" counting out grant! Will only motivate grant more Phone Post 3.0
5/28/13 10:27 AM
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Grant is really hard not to like. I think he really fucked with Gray head after he took shone big shits from gray then just started talking shit and pushing forward. He is a awesome finisher. 

5/28/13 10:40 AM
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He was huge compare to maynard! Unusual for gray to be the smaller fighter Phone Post 3.0
5/28/13 10:47 AM
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I am not surprised to read this at all.  I keep up on fighters fairly well and rarely am I as shocked as I was when I saw Grant ko Maynard (the only other super shocking moment for me was Nate destrying Cowbaoy).  

 

I think Grant is a terrible match up for Bendo.  I am definitely looking forward to a war.

5/28/13 3:25 PM
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bendo puts him on his back repeatedly, 5 round UD

Unfortunately this. Phone Post
5/28/13 3:34 PM
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WTF is the UFCs problem with Showtime whey do they refuse to give him his title shot (that he should have gotten when he first came over) and keep leapfrogging less deserving fighters over him
5/28/13 3:53 PM
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Williambonney - WTF is the UFCs problem with Showtime whey do they refuse to give him his title shot (that he should have gotten when he first came over) and keep leapfrogging less deserving fighters over him

Dont think Pettis has ever beaten anyone that was top 5 in the UFC. He beat cerrone but Cerrone wasnt top 5 imo

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