Well this is weird. A while back, Anthony ”˜Showtime’ Pettis told the UFC he couldn’t make his UFC 163 bout with Jose Aldo because of an injury, and was forced to pull out of the fight. Â Pettis then told UFC President Dana White that he would love to fight UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson in Milwaukee at UFC 164 despite the fact that the UFC had plans for TJ Grant to fight Henderson. This set off rumors that the UFC was going to pull Grant off the card and Showtime and Henderson would have their rematch. White quickly shot down the idea and even tweeted the fight was Grant’s.
It turns out Grant suffered a concussion in training recently and was forced to stop training. According to his twitter time line, the healing is taking longer than expected. MMAJunkie announced that Pettis will now face Henderson in Milwaukee at UFC 164.Â UFC 164: Henderson Vs Pettis takes place August 31 at the HMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
Grant Tweeted about his injury:
Thanks everyone for your concerns. I am healing from a concussion I suffered in BJJ of all things. I hope to be back training very soon
”” TJ Grant (@TJ_Grant) July 13, 2013
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