UFC Quick Quote: No one looks good when they’re fighting T.J. Grant

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

After bullying his way over Gray Maynard at UFC 160, T.J. Grant now looks ahead to his title fight against UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson. And while he isn’t ready to start making "bold statements," he is confident it will be a "good one" and "Smooth" won't be looking too good.

"I'm not ready to make any bold statements, but I feel like I can beat anyone in the world. My style works for me. I'm aggressive and push the fight. I make it happen, and I don't think there is any way you can get in the cage with me and make me look bad. More so, I've never had anyone look good against me. I can tell you right now I'm going to go out there and I'm going to fight Benson the way I always fight. I'm going to make him work every second he's in there, and it's going to be a good one."

After delivering on a promised "violent" performance against Gray Maynard at UFC 160, T.J. Grant now has his sights set on the grand prize: A title fight against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson. Making the most of his pay-per-view (PPV) debut, the scrappy Canadian blitzed through "The Bully" in the very first round, giving him his fifth straight victory in the 155-pound division. And he looked good doing it, too. As Grant tells Bleacher Report, as much as he's looking forward to his scrap against "Smooth," he isn't ready to make any bold statements. He is, however, confident in saying no one can go toe-to-toe with him and make him look bad. As Henderson recently revealed, he's all about having great performances and trying to make his foes look worse than him inside the cage. T.J., for one, is confident the world champ won't be able to do that against him when they eventually collide in the center of the Octagon. Is he right?

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