By Philip Croucher - Metro Halifax
COLE HARBOUR - T.J. Grant has been forced to bow out of another UFC title fight due to the effects of a concussion.
Halifax welterweight T.J. Grant weighs for UFC 107 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Ten. on Friday Dec. 11, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson
The Cole Harbour mixed martial artist took to Twitter late Monday night to announce he was pulling out of his Dec. 14 UFC lightweight title fight against Anthony Pettis.
“I am still not yet 100% n can’t commit to fight,” he wrote.
Grant first suffered the concussion in June while training for a UFC lightweight title fight against then champion Benson Henderson on Aug. 31.
He pulled out of that fight in mid-July, and then on Sept. 3, it was announced Grant would face Pettis, who ended up beating Henderson in the title fight as his replacement.
“It sucks but it is the best for both myself and the UFC,” Grant said on Twitter. “Please don’t worry. Ill be back and if I gotta fight someone else to get back to where I wanna be then that’s what I’m gonna do. I’m not bitter. Thanks.”