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T.J. Grant Says He Doesn’t Punch to Score Points

January 27, 2013 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

TJ Grant commented on his impressive winstreak at the UFC on Fox 6 Post-Fight press conference. Grant knocked out Matt Wiman in the first round in the final fight on the FX preliminary card extending his winstreak to four in a row in the lightweight division.

Grant on his early experience and flying under the radar: “I just feel like going along early in my career, it was quiet and flying under the radar. I built up a lot of experience in the UFC and I’ve had 10 fights. I’m fortunate for that. It’s really important, that octagon experience, and I feel like I’m putting it all together and I made a statement.”

UFC President Dana White speaking about the importance of the Wiman/Grant fight: “After the weigh-ins, we had said to him and Wiman, ‘Your fight’s a big deal. This is a big deal not only for the night on FX – you guys are the main event – but it’s also a big deal for you two for where you sit in the division.’ They knew what this meant going into it, and this breaks that kid into the Top 10. He’s got big fights ahead of him now.”

Grant on how he prepared for the Wiman fight: “Just watching his previous fights, he likes to come forward – and I do, too. That’s going to be the battle: Who can dictate and get in each other’s face and control the ring? I felt like he leaves some holes and I could exploit them, and I did. I know he’s a tough, durable guy, but I feel like I can knock people out. I don’t try to punch to score points. Every punch I throw, I’m trying to do damage to the guy. That’s just the way I fight, and that’s the way I’m going to continue to do it.”


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