Originally Posted by Gigaton Punch
TJ Grant has to worry about the very realistic possibility that he can never fight again rather than waste his time thinking about if he's still in line for a title. 7 months recovery for a concussion still with no sign of clearance in sight is alarming.
yeah, I agree. I think a lot of the people talking about him as a potential match-up for top 5 guys, as though it's guaranteed he even can come in and perform the way he did against Maynard, are speaking fairly prematurely. While I have no visceral life experience that would corroborate this statement, fighting after you've been concussed seems inadvisable to me as it is...
anyway, of course Josh deserves Pettis if he beats Bendo after banking Nate the way he did. I think Nate was top 5 or just outside during that fight, so that would make a #7-5 and a top 5 win in a row which is a pretty undeniable case for a title shot.
I kinda think Bendo will win though, but refuse to make any real predictions.
Originally Posted by Rhamnetin
Khabib is a step down for Gilbert.
He is but it would be quite amusing to see Gilbo crush all the hype. Nurmagomedov doesn't have the gas tank to not wilt under his pace.