Dana White: T.J. Grant may not get immediate UFC title shot upon return


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T.J. Grant's road to a UFC lightweight title shot might have just gotten a bit longer. UFC President Dana White said the Canadian lightweight, who's recovering from a concussion he suffered while training to fight now-former champ Benson Henderson, could be forced to take another fight before getting his golden opportunity.  view original article >>

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