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No immediate title shot for TJ’s return

Written on October 22, 2013 by Hector

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TJ Grant won't be having an immediate title shot upon his octagon return according to Dana White

Canadian lightweight contender is tearing on the lightweight division before an injury altered his shot at the lightweight gold. He suffered a concussion while training for his title fight against then-champion . As a result, he was pulled out of the bout and was replaced by who eventually wrestled the belt from Bendo. Grant has retained his number 1 status but the same injury would again force him out of the championship bout with Pettis.

, while saying that he feels bad for what happened to Grant, believes that the Canadian might have lost his chance for the title after missing it twice.

“T.J. Grant’s in one of those unfortunate situations where he had the title shot and he had to pull out twice,” says White after last Saturday’s in Houston. “He’s in limbo. He might come back and have to fight another fight. We’ve got to keep this thing rolling.”

, who put on an impressive show in UFC 166, will likely be the man to take the spot of TJ Grant. White admits that El Nino’s performance makes it difficult to deny him of a title shot. Meanwhile, Grant is still on the process of recovering from the injury. The exact date of his octagon return has not been revealed up to now.

[Photos from kimura.se]

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