T.P. Grant looks at how Ben Saunders was able to finish off the first Omoplata in UFC history thanks to a few pointers from Eddie Bravo. This past Saturday at the UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Dos Anjos, Ben Saunders became the first fighter in the UFC to finish an Omoplata submission against Chris Heatherly. The rarity of the omoplata in MMA has caused many MMA fans to decry the submission as a waste of time, and in some ways it is a self-fulling prophecy.
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After more than a year away, T.J. Grant is nearing a return to the Octagon. read news >>
UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant, whose title hopes were delayed when he suffered a concussion during a 2013 training session, could return to the cage as soon as this fall.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
While there's not much positive to be drawn from T.J. Grant's concussion, it has gotten the attention of one of hockey's biggest stars.
When it comes to missing time due to a concussion, few athletes are better equipped to give advice than Sidney Crosby. The NHL's two time leading scorer and two time MVP (among his many other awards) missed the better part of two seasons on the sidelines, while recovering from concussion related symptoms. He's returned to form lately, but that didn't stop him fr read news >>
T.P. Grant shares his thoughts on a night on UFC Fight Night: Bader vs Saint Preux
UFC Fight Night: Ryan Bader vs Ovince Saint Preux delivered an entertaining night of fights, but it was a card that commanded very little hype despite the comparatively large UFC layoff. The ticket sales in Maine were not impressive in the days leading up to the event. The Fox Sports 2 prelims were difficult for American sports fans to come by due to cable deals, and in the UK the sports channel BT aired a trophy read news >>
It's strange talking to T.J. Grant. For a fighter who has lost out on not one, but two golden opportunities, he's in pretty good spirits. And for an athlete who is facing the worst injury situation of his career, he's in pretty good shape. Yet, that's his reality. He's done his best to manage everything that's gone wrong without it overrun and derail his still-promising career.
"I'm feeling pretty good," Grant told Ariel Helwani on Monday's The MMA Hour. "I'm in great shape. I'm kinda just treat read news >>
Former lightweight title contender TJ Grant discusses his long road back to the UFC after suffering a concussion last year. read news >>
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T.P. Grant takes an in-depth look at Josh Barnett's wrestling tactics, adapted by his experience in BJJ and MMA to become something truly formidable and worthy of being called a catch wrestling base. At Metamoris 4 Josh Barnett dismantled and submitted two time ADCC champion Dean Lister in one of the most impressive performances in the short history of the grappling promotion. The aftermath of the match has been interesting to behold: in his post-fight interview, Barnett said he wished to demons read news >>
The last time we saw surging lightweight T.J. Grant inside the Octagon, he was carving up Gray Maynard en route to a first-round TKO. That beyond-impressive performance set Grant up for a title shot vs. then-champion Benson Henderson.
But the mild-mannered Canadian withdrew from the title bout when he sustained a concussion during jiu-jitsu practice, and we have not seen him since. Nearly 13 months later, Grant is speaking up, and it appears he wants to face off against either Nick Diaz or Donal read news >>
The MMA Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of who will be stopping by and when:
1:00 p.m. ET - MMAFighting.com Dave Meltzer will discuss the explosive Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier feud and other MMA news.
1:25 p.m. -- Mark Bocek will talk about his retirement from MMA and what's next for him.
1:45 p.m. -- Former lightweight title contender TJ Grant will discuss his long road back to the UFC after suffering a concussion last year.
2:05 p.m. -- Featherweight Cub Swanson will talk read news >>