TJ Grant Unable To Fight Anthony Pettis, Josh Thomson Steps In

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An injury forced TJ Grant out of a title opportunity against Benson Henderson which would pave the way for Anthony Pettis to step in and win the lightweight championship for himself. Grant was guaranteed the next shot against Pettis in December but instead has decided that the timing for the bout doesn’t work with his rehab. Grant posted the following message via his Twitter account:

“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”

In the meantime, the UFC has announced that Josh Thomson will step in and face Pettis. Expect this one to have a hot lead up as both fighters were at each others throats prior to Pettis being awarded the title shot against Henderson.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001102650206 Arsen Jakselekov

    PETTIS VS ALDO !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1100475277 Jonathan Geller

    “unable to fighting”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000339295263 Kevo Christopher

    This has been news for…days. Maybe even a week

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508942959 Ron Harper

    Old news

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000157977215 Bamboo Silva

    Old and boring…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1515690319 David Guerrero

    This site used to be good a few years ago but Yal are late on everything and barely update anything now a days , step it up mmanews