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T.J. Grant-Gray Maynard winner at UFC 160 gets title shot vs. Benson Henderson

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In a bit of a surprise announcement, Dana White booked the next lightweight title fight shortly after the most recent one. T.J. Grant and Gray Maynard's fight at UFC 160 next month will determine Benson Henderson's next challenger.

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Post #1   4/20/13 11:29:50PM   

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Interesting seeing as Dana doesn't really do that. No doubt both guys would be deserving with a win especially TJ! Wow that's crazy to think that we could be seeing TJ Grant in a title shot if he beats Maynard

Post #2   4/20/13 11:42:36PM   

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I hope TJ wins. I'd love to see him fight for the title.

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Post #3   4/20/13 11:42:43PM   

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Posted by Budgellism

I hope TJ wins. I'd love to see him fight for the title.





TJ has looked great since dropping to light weight and there is no arguement if he beats Maynard he is deserving of a title shot.

Post #4   4/21/13 1:08:57AM   

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WoooooO!! Its about time TJ got his due Can't fuckin wait! Grant has been my fav for evvvvvvvvvvvvvv

Post #5   4/21/13 7:50:20AM   

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Gotta be honest I only saw Grant's last 2 fights, and don't really know how good he is but im going with Grey, it reminds me of elkins vs mendez all over again. Bendo squeeked by so Grey may be a good matchup 4 Bendo. Josh The Punk vs Diego Sanchez/Varner.

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To be honest I think Maynard is a bit over ranked and he should have to do just like Edger...put on at least another two-three fight win streak before giving him a title shot. I hope TJ takes it and in a way that drops him in the rankings for a bit.

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Posted by Budgellism

I hope TJ wins. I'd love to see him fight for the title.



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Post #8   4/21/13 12:57:42PM   

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I think gil deserves a rematch. This is just as good with loser getting Gilbert

Post #9   4/21/13 9:19:27PM   

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Gil should get a rematch really. it's traditional at this point and also justified in this case.


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Grant vs. Maynard is a good fight and the winner does in some ways deserve a title shot but personally I think the next title fight should be a rematch between Gilbert and Benson or Benson vs. Josh Thomson. I know one thing and that is that the UFC Lightweight division is pretty stacked at this point.

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Posted by Sir_Karl

Grant vs. Maynard is a good fight and the winner does in some ways deserve a title shot but personally I think the next title fight should be a rematch between Gilbert and Benson or Benson vs. Josh Thomson. I know one thing and that is that the UFC Lightweight division is pretty stacked at this point.



Hmmm... I disagree, I think it's at an all time low.

Maynard 1-0
Miller 1-0
Thomson 1-0
Healy 6-0
Melendez, coming off a championship loss
Grant 4-0

Those are the only guys who are deserving of a title shot right now (cept Grant) and 2 are rematches.

October last year...
Edgar, coming off a championship loss
Diaz 4-0
Maynard 1-0
Pettis 2-0
Cerrone 2-0
Grant 3-0

And that list is without the Strikeforce 3 as they were still in Strikeforce!

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Post #12   4/22/13 4:09:22AM   

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This is going to be a good fight, both guys are deserving of the shot in my opinion. Grant probably more so than Maynard at this point.

Lets see here. Maynard is the better wrestler but grant has the better ground game. This will most likely take place on the feet for the majority. Both guys have very good chins, but grants chin is probably even more superior than maynards. ( check out the shots he took from Dunham, did not even flinch !!)

Grant has the more versatile striking mixing in more elbows and knees, I think his style is a clone of Matt browns. Maynard is strictly a boxer occasionally mixing in leg kicks. Both guys have good finishing power, but I like grants accuracy in his recent fights.

When I see this fight in my head all I picture is grant hurting Maynard with an accurate shot and swarming him to a finish by tko.

Benson should be worried because grant does not fuck around at all.

Post #13   4/22/13 6:47:16AM