It has been reported by UFC president Dana White that T.J. Grant has suffered an injury and that Anthony Pettis, the man that has been campaigning to take the spot of Grant for some time, will finally get his shot against the current UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.
Many fans have been looking forward to this rematch since the days of the WEC, when Pettis uncrowned the then-champion Henderson in the 2010 Fight of the Year candidate. Their first fight showcased the immortal ‘Showtime Kick’ which shocked fans around the world.
Pettis took to Twitter to share his excitement:
U can’t stop destiny !!! Me and Henderson for the belt in my home town!!!!
— Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) July 13, 2013
Though this rematch is years in the making and held with much excitement, one can’t help but feel bad for the classy and good-natured Grant, who knocked out perennial contender Gray Maynard in stunning fashion at UFC 160 in the first round to earn his title shot. Grant said he suffered a concussion in training, which has caused him to pull out of the fight.
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
The highly-anticipated rematch is to be held at UFC 164 on August 31 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wi.