Grant Signs Contract Extension with UFC


While a win against Ricardo Almeida would have been on top his wish list for Christmas this year, a new contract should be just fine with TJ Grant. Zuffa has signed Grant to a new four fight extension this week, as first reported by Halifax newspaper The Chronicle Herald. Grant is coming off a loss to Almedia at UFC 124 in Montreal via decision less then two weeks ago.

“It awesome, you never know what’s in store for you. It was a tough fight last time out,” says Grant. “It’s good to know that I have another shot and I am not going to mess it up. It means a lot. I want to win. I am upset with my last performance. I should have done better, but its good to know that I have another shot.”

Grant’s record stands right now at 3-3 in the UFC (16-5 overall), with most of his wins coming in the form of submission. Since coming into the UFC in 2009, Grant has beaten the likes of Ryo Chonan, Juilo Paulino and Kevin Burns, which got him Knockout of the Night honors at UFC 107. His losses have come against Almeida, Johny Hendricks and Dong Hyum Kim.

There is no word at this time as to when Grant will fight next but the best bet would be that he will be on the UFC 129 card in Toronto on April 30th. Now that Grant has the new deal signed, he does not mind waiting around for a while for his next fight.

“There is no word right now,” says Grant about his next opponent. “The holidays are coming up, I am going to eat a lot of food. I am just going to enjoy myself. There is a lot of good things to do over the holidays.”

4 Responses to “ Grant Signs Contract Extension with UFC ”

  1. Jamie Locke says:

    Great news for TJ. I would have put money on him getting cut ofter that last loss. He belong in the UFC, glad to see he’s staying there.

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  2. Jamie Locke says:

    Do you think that the fact he is Canadian contributes to his extension? With UFC Canada fired up and more shows being planned for Toronto, MTL and Vancouver, maybe UF wants to keep as many high end Canadian talent on board. If TJ was an American do you think he would have been offered the deal?

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  3. Derek LeBlanc says:

    I don’t think him being Canadian contributes to his extension. TJ is only coming off one lose to a guy who until August was cosidered to be a top contender in the welterweight division. The UFC cuts guys after losing two in a row. It is rare to see someone get cut after one

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  4. Bigtoe says:

    Maybe they will do a Bongfeldt rematch!!!

    Hopefully he can rise above talented gatekeeper status…

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