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T.J. Grant Says He Is Not 100% Yet, But Is Eyeing A Return Date

Top Lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21–5) who had to pull out of his fight with the champion at the time Benson “Smooth” Henderson (20–3) at UFC 164 due to a concussion. However Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17–2) stepped in and fought the champion. He did not just fight, but he won and now is the current lightweight champ.

Grant was supposed to fight Anthony “Showtime” Pettis in December for the UFC on Fox 9 card, but was not 100% healthy. Check out what he had to say down below:

“I’m a lot better than I was,” Grant Ariel Helwani on Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight. “I’m getting closer and closer, I want to approach my return with as much care as I can.”

“I’m not training full on yet, but I’ve been getting on the mats and hitting pads, not having any set backs,” Grant said. “I feel about 90-95 percent recovered.”

There is one really important event that he wants to be on the card for. It’s the Oct. 4 event, when the company makes its debut in Grant’s home province, at the Halifax Metro Centre for a UFC Fight Night card.

“I would love to fight in Halifax,” Grant said. “But as soon as I’m 100 percent, I’ll let UFC know and leave it up to them.”

TJ Grant is a serious contender for the 155 pound division and it was a real shame on him suffering the concussion. Grant is an awesome fighter in my opinion and I can’t wait to see him back inside the octagon to fight once again.

Tags: Anthony Pettis Benson Henderson T.J. Grant

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