Damn these injuries! Aldo is out with a broken foot, supposedly Pettis’ knee popped last night, and TJ Grant is recovering for a concussion. So now what? Sure, TJ Grant could fight soon, but if Ben Henderson’s arm is popped and injured badly then what match is there to make?
Either way, this was Grant after last night’s main event:
“I’m pretty sure Aldo is a little banged up as well right now,” Grant said. “My opinion – I’m a fan, and I love watching UFC fights. I watch all of them, whether they’re people I’m potentially fighting or not, I enjoy it. Pettis against Aldo is an exciting fight.
“But, hey, I just won my last fight in two minutes. I knocked the [Gray Maynard] out. I knocked the guy out before that [Matt Wiman]. I feel like I’ve earned it. I feel like I’m the guy. I’ve been in the UFC a long time. I’ve never really gotten the push that I feel like I need but I’ve also built a lot of experience in fighting and haven’t been in the spotlight, which is nice too. But I’m ready to be there and I’m ready to go out there. Give me the opportunity man. I feel like I’ve earned it.”