Nova Scotia’s TJ Grant unsure of UFC comeback

November 3, 2015


Nova Scotia’s TJ Grant unsure of UFC comeback

At one point, back in 2013, TJ Grant climbed the tall ladder to nearly the top of the 155-pound food chain.   The Nova Scotia native, was expected to Grant was expected to face then UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. However, Grant was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Anthony Pettis, who won the championship.

Grant has two kids at home, working full time to support his family and is unsure if he will consider an MMA return, as it costs a LARGE sum of money to stage a comeback.   Hear from Grant himself below:

“I’ve been doing this sport, or I did this sport for a long time. Can’t say that I’m currently doing it. I’m not going to close the door on never coming back to fight. But at this point, I am just taking care of myself and my family first and foremost. I did well in the UFC. I wouldn’t say I made a lot of money, but I was able to buy a house and then buy another one. At this point, where did this sport really leave me? It kind of left me injured and then I had a little over a year where I just basically accumulated debt like most fighters do in between fights. Basically, I was hurt for awhile and I basically had to go back to work and be a regular guy for a bit. I would definitely entertain the thought of going back to fighting. But at this point, I have to also realize that to get back into fighting it costs money. You got training camps and basically put your whole life on hold. Right now it’s not something that’s in the cards for me having two little ones. It’s obviously taking precedence over my life and, you know, potentially in the future you never know. I still feel like I’d love to compete, I still feel like there is some fire in me. I definitely love combat sports and I love competing, so, I’d like to do it potentially, but I haven’t made my mind up at all.”

Since his last bought in May of 2013, he racked up five-straight victories over top tier division talent like Gray Maynard, Matt Wiman and Evan Dunham.

Only time will tell if Grant will consider getting back into the Octagon, of course, health and family always come first!



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