Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 6/27/13
Nobody likes a thief, and that’s why TJ Grant can’t stand Anthony Pettis (pictured) for trying to steal his UFC lightweight title shot. Despite UFC president Dana White’s announcement that Grant would get next dibs at Benson Henderson’s 155-pound crown, and the fact billboards for UFC 154 with both of their pictures plastered on them were already released, Pettis tried to cut in front of Grant after a knee injury forced him out of UFC 163‘s featherweight title bout against champion Jose Aldo. Pettis’ plea was rightfully shot down, says Grant. “I wish it was handled a little differently; him of all people, I think it was disrespectful, to do that against someone who has earned the right to fight is not right,” Grant told ESPN UFC Podcast (transcribed by The Telegraph). “Unfortunately he got hurt, but it was low class, I thought. “I didn’t want to get into the whole talking thing. I got here legitimately and earned it. Ultimately, what he was saying was that he wanted my title shot w...
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