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T.J Grant. What could have been?

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  1. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    The only case i can think of where a contender retired when his next fight would be for a belt. It's a shame about them concussions. Dude was peaking too. Would he have beaten Benson Henderson?

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    Don't think he was championship material.
     
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    would have been a wasted title shot 10 years ago, would be looked at as a waste of a title shot similar to patrick cote, or patrick cummins
     
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    This is the third TJ Grant thread I've seen in the past week, motherfucker gets more attention now than when he was still fighting.
     
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    Shoutout to Chris Holdsworth another talent taken out by concussions.
     
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    He was booked for the shot lol
     
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    Because we are still waiting for his damn title shot
     
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    The way he wrecked Maynard can't be ignored. Maynard still looked sharp in that fight, was still with a top camp, was ranked the #1 LW in the world and his only losses were to Edgar in those titlefights.

    Grant had the best muay thai in the division and his hands looked better everytime. A waste? Me thinks not. Cote and Cummins were one dimensional. Grant had great BJJ and nasty standup. Was also used to fighting bigger dudes since he dropped down to LW from WW.
     
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    Probably,
    Henderson would take the W !?
     
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    I know and so I'm saying I don't think he would win the belt. Just a contender who happened to be next in line due to the circumstances.
     
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    This saga really is incredible.

    Pettis was originally scheduled to fight Aldo at UFC 163 in Brazil, and Henderson was scheduled to fight Grant at UFC 164 in Milwaukee.

    When it was announced that Pettis was "injured" for UFC 163, but could fight at 164 in his hometown, it seemed like shenanigans were going on and that Grant was being robbed of his title shot.

    The fact that TJ Grant retired and never returned to active competition remains one of the biggest "what ifs" in UFC history.

    Also, I believed: https://forums.sherdog.com/threads/...t-over-maynard-and-why.2471783/#post-83141297
     
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    He actually runs a martial arts school in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia now.
     
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    He'll be back
     
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    Did this guy make recent headlines or something?
     
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