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It may not be the most box office lightweight title fight the UFC has ever arranged, but TJ Grant (pictured) will get next dibs at reigning 155-pound champ Benson Henderson, nonetheless.
Grant solidified his status Saturday night by steamrolling former top contender Gray Maynard at UFC 160.
“We’re looking at all these different fights and options and all these different things to do, I wanted to make sure that the next contender for the title was putting on great fights,” UFC president Dana White said at the post-fight press conference. “Obviously, Josh Thomson just had a great performance against [Nate] Diaz. I wanted to see something good tonight. I wanted to see something special, and I saw that tonight. [Grant's] getting the next title shot.”
Now, we’ve heard White dub someone the division’s #1 contender in the past only to change course when a new flavor of the month popped up. However, White appeared set that Henderson vs. Grant was all but set in stone.
Grant will be riding a five-fight winning streak into the biggest bout of his life. He’s finished off his last two victims in devastating (T)KO fashion.
Henderson, meanwhile, has rattled off six consecutive victories en route to capturing the UFC crown. “Smooth’s” last three scraps have been of the title defense variety.
White was unsure when and where Henderson vs. Grant would go down. He said it’s possible the 155-pound shootout could headline the launch of Fox Sports 1 on August 17.
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UFC President Dana White joined members of the media on Saturday night after the post-fight press conference to discuss prevailant topics coming out of the UFC 160 event.White spent half an hour with the media discussing the what’s next for the winner of UFC 160 and the possibility fo GSP vs. Anderson Silva.
Watch the media scrum below:
At a UFC 160 presser, Dana White discusses drug testing.
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Nurmagomedov had also failed to make weight for the bout, coming in heavy at 158.5 lbs. He was fined 20...
After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC President Dana White awarded Junior dos Santos (pictured), Mark Hunt, Glover Teixeira and TJ Grant each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot II.”
Dos Santos and Mark Hunt took home “Fight of the Night” for their thrilling shootout. Dos Santos ultimately ended things...
In the UFC 160 main event and co-main event of the evening, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos both proved why they are the top of the heap in the Heavyweight division, with each man earning impressive stoppage victories over their opponents.
Congratulations to Sean B who won our UFC 160 Pick 'Em Contest. Our next Pick 'Em Contest will be for ONE FC: Rise To Power on May 31st. Thanks for playing!
Cain Velasquez - 91%
Junior dos Santos - 80%
Glover Teixeira - 89%
Gray Maynard - 84%
Donald Cerrone - 91%