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TJ Grant Claims He *Wasn’t* Paid Off by the UFC, So Let’s All Stop Talking About That, Okay?

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Judging from the immediate reaction to last night’s news that TJ Grant has withdrawn from his title fight against Benson Henderson, a lot of you seem to feel that Grant’s injury is somewhat less than legitimate. As the conspiracy theory goes, the UFC recognized that Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis would do much better business than Henderson vs. TJ Grant, and paid off Grant to fake an injury. (Who knows, maybe Pettis’s knee injury was bullshit as well?)

So let’s pump the brakes on this speculation right now. According to TJ Grant last night, the lightweight contender is recovering from a concussion suffered while grappling — an invisible injury, but still a real injury — and the UFC did not, and could not, pay him to give up his title shot. Okay? Can we all move on with our lives now? Oh, if only.



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Post #1   7/13/13 1:04:42PM   

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A lot of money will allow even a classy guy like Grant to shut his mouth and cash a check. Can't blame the guy, we all gotta pay bills.

Post #2   7/13/13 1:56:41PM   

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"The MRI has come back clean" Grants words.

The fight is 7 weeks away meaning I'm pretty sure Medically he'd have been cleared. And it's not like Bendo will be throwing Heavy leather or that the news would have gotten to Bendo.

I mean the old chutebox team used to KO each other all the time right?

The fights 7 weeks away. Either TJ's being ridiculously cautious even though this is literally the opportunity of his life that might now have slipped away or something's going on.

Also getting KO'd by some dude during BJJ but not in any professional MMA match in 26 fights include a fight against Hendricks.

Something really doesn't add up.

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Real injury.

TJ who? Bring on the "Showtime" kick!

Post #4   7/13/13 3:08:45PM   

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that proves it! I'm so glad it only took 2 tweets to put this hole thing to bed!

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Posted by jjeans

"The MRI has come back clean" Grants words.

The fight is 7 weeks away meaning I'm pretty sure Medically he'd have been cleared. And it's not like Bendo will be throwing Heavy leather or that the news would have gotten to Bendo.

I mean the old chutebox team used to KO each other all the time right?

The fights 7 weeks away. Either TJ's being ridiculously cautious even though this is literally the opportunity of his life that might now have slipped away or something's going on.

Also getting KO'd by some dude during BJJ but not in any professional MMA match in 26 fights include a fight against Hendricks.

Something really doesn't add up.



Did it say he was ko'd? I mean you don't have to be KO'd to receive a concussion, maybe he was grappling with a guy who was much bigger then him and got thrown wrong on his head? Maybe Dana has a mole in his camp that got the orders to take Grant out?

Post #6   7/13/13 3:28:37PM   

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Posted by frizzzlecake


Posted by jjeans

"The MRI has come back clean" Grants words.

The fight is 7 weeks away meaning I'm pretty sure Medically he'd have been cleared. And it's not like Bendo will be throwing Heavy leather or that the news would have gotten to Bendo.

I mean the old chutebox team used to KO each other all the time right?

The fights 7 weeks away. Either TJ's being ridiculously cautious even though this is literally the opportunity of his life that might now have slipped away or something's going on.

Also getting KO'd by some dude during BJJ but not in any professional MMA match in 26 fights include a fight against Hendricks.

Something really doesn't add up.



Did it say he was ko'd? I mean you don't have to be KO'd to receive a concussion, maybe he was grappling with a guy who was much bigger then him and got thrown wrong on his head? Maybe Dana has a mole in his camp that got the orders to take Grant out?



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Did anyone expect him to say anything else?

Post #8   7/13/13 7:19:30PM   

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Usually when theres an injury they announce it, then a few days later announce the replacement. This is just obvious, they should've at least given us the run around.

Post #9   7/13/13 11:56:37PM   

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Weak TJ

Post #10   7/14/13 1:57:27AM   

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I don't believe a fucking word out of tj mouth

Post #11   7/14/13 9:03:09AM